The Use of Edtech Apps in English Language Learning: EFL Learners’ Perspectives


  • Thao Quoc Tran HUTECH University
  • Tham My Duong Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance
  • Dung T. H. Nguyen Dinh Tien Hoang High School



Edtech, EFL, learners’ perspective, mixed methods study, technology


The emergence of Edtech apps has contributed to the quality of education in general and English language teaching and learning in specific. With the help of Edtech Apps, learners can experience the real world easily and be motivated in learning. Nevertheless, the proliferation of Edtech Apps varies from one context to another. This mixed methods study aims at exploring the utilisation of Edtech apps in English language learning (ELL) from the learners’ perspectives. A group of 122 English as a foreign language (EFL) students from a high school in Vietnam partook in answering the closed-ended questionnaire and fifteen of them taking part in the semi-structured interview. Two types of data, namely quantitative and qualitative data, were generated. The former was processed using the SPSS software, while the latter was analysed thematically. The findings unravelled that EFL students had positive attitudes towards the deployment of Edtech Apps in ELL, and they believed that Edtech Apps in ELL were useful, easy for use, and motivating. The study also highlights some pedagogical implications to leverage the quality of English language teaching and learning.


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