Mobile-Assisted Language Learning Intervention and Its Effect on English Language Proficiency of EFL Learners: A Meta-Analysis
Keywords:EFL learners, English language proficiency, mobile-assisted language learning
Some researchers have investigated the impact of mobile language learning on English proficiency for EFL learners. Mobile language learning has a positive effect on English skills in EFL students. However, the effectiveness of language learning with mobile assistance to enhance the success of EFL students remains to be discussed. Furthermore, it is not known if the effects of mobile-assisted language learning vary based on context. The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis of the findings of experimental studies assessing the impact of mobile-assisted language learning on the English language proficiency of EFL learners between 2015 and 2021. Experimental studies on mobile-assisted language learning and EFL learner English proficiency were analyzed using meta-analysis. The study found that the model of the random effects was utilized, and the effect size was determined to be substantial (d = 0.91). The meta-analysis calculated 25 effect sizes of type- d for the 25 studies. The analysis of moderator variables examined five different characteristics whose effects differed significantly only concerning majors, language learning objectives, and instrument type.
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