Enhancing Undergraduate Students’ Speaking Performance through Mobile-Assisted Learning Language

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Anis Setiyanti, Mohammad Syarif Sumantri, Ratna Dewanti, Ninuk Lustyantie


A speaking activity is a communicative event that includes the use of verbal and non-verbal language to convey meaning. The study adopted an action research approach proposed by Kemmis and McTaggart to investigate mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) teaching and learning processes in an English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) speaking course at a university of Muhammadiyah Jakarta. The study participants were 24 students majoring in English class. The research was conducted in two cycles using the MALL. The data were collected using questionnaires, interviews, and pre- and post-study proficiency tests. The results of two action research cycles revealed that students' speaking skills increased from cycle I to cycle II. There is a significant difference in learning to improve English speaking skills through MALL before using the Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) method and after using Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL). This study, therefore, has pedagogical implications for the use of MALL in facilitating EFL speaking education.

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