Mobile Assisted Language Learning: English Pronunciation among Iranian Pre-intermediate EFL Learners

Maryam Arashnia, Mohsen Shahrokhi


This research was carried out to find out whether using mobile phone is effective on Iranian EFL learners’ pronunciation. Sixty students who studied English in a Language Institute in Shiraz, Iran were divided in two experimental and control groups each including 30 participants. A standard pre-test of pronunciation was designed to measure the learners’ knowledge at the beginning of the course. The experimental group received instruction through mobile phone while the control group received instruction through ordinary methods. After 16 treatment sessions, the modified pre-test was rearranged in the form of a post-test and it was given to both groups. Data were analyzed through Paired and Independent Sample t-tests. Results showed that the experimental group outperformed the control group. Implication suggests that EFL learners may learn the pronunciation effectively if they receive instruction through mobile phone.


pronunciation, mobile learning, pre-intermediate learners

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