Iranian Male and Female EFL Learners' Perceptions toward the Use of Mobile Assisted Language Learning

Mojdeh Ebrahimi Dehkordi, Saeed Taki


This study was an attempt to investigate the perception of Iranian EFL learners toward the use of mobile-assisted language learning. 90 male and female EFL learners participated in this study. They were at different levels of proficiency: Elementary (n=8), intermediate (n=31), upper-intermediate (n=24), and advanced (n=27). The instrument utilized in this study was Mobile Learning Perception Scale developed by Uzunboylu and Özdamlı (2011). Two independent sample t tests were performed to determine whether there were significant differences between Iranian male and female learners perception toward mobile learning. The results revealed that, although, the perception of male learners was slightly more than female learners, it failed to be statistically significant. Therefore, there is no significant difference between Iranian male and female learners’ mobile learning perception and the first null hypothesis was accepted. Also Adequacy of mobile learning perception also has the same lack of significant difference between male and female learners. Therefore, the second null hypothesis was accepted. Besides, both male and female learners had a positive view towards e-learning and technology-based language learning. The outcome of this study can be used by curriculum developers and English language teachers to consider the importance of mobile learning in a language syllabus.


Mobile assisted language learning, Perception, MALL, Supplementary material

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