Open Conference Systems, Language and Language Teaching Conference 2020

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Nurul Adillah Ramlan

Last modified: 2020-10-22


This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of integrating mobile language learning applications to reduce English language anxiety levels of undergraduate students in USM, Health Campus. Malaysian undergraduate learners are heterogeneous in terms of age, background factors, learning styles and learning strategies. These are the factors that are believed to cause learning the English language to be a complex process for both learners as the knowledge receivers and the language instructors as the knowledge providers. This study was conducted by using a mixed-methods approach in order to compare the anxiety level of the participants before and after they used mobile applications during English lesson, and the data was analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Based on the findings from the research, there are some improvements of participants’ speaking skill and their participation in English tasks. Moreover, based on the interview, participants also stated that they feel less anxious to speak in English.



nglish language anxiety (ELA), Second language acquisition (SLA), mobile language learning applications



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