Twenty ideas for using mobile phones in the language classroom
Citation:Reinders, H. (2010). Twenty ideas for using mobile phones in the language classroom. English Teaching Forum 48 (3), 20-25,33. NOTE: This is research undertaken prior to the author being affiliated to the Unitec Institute of Technology.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2493
These days it seems mobile phones are used everywhere by everyone, which leads to the obvious question: How can mobile phone technology support learning in the second language classroom? The answer is "in a number of ways" because mobile phones come with ever-increasing functions that most students are adept at using. In this article the author describes 20 practical ways to use mobile phones to support second language learning, both inside and outside the classroom. Most of the activities will work with most mobile phones and do not require special knowledge or additional software or hardware. The author also discusses drawbacks such as cost, increased workload, and other problems that might impact the use of phones in the classroom, and suggests ways of mitigating them