This study aimed to explore affordances and student perceptions of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) in familiar environments to facilitate English as a foreign language (EFL) learning. Twenty-five undergraduate students participated in this study. Students learned EFL in class and then they worked on learning tasks in familiar learning environments outside of classroom. The students used resources from learning environments such as objects, people, situations, and scenarios to complete assigned tasks by describing them. They used a mobile learning system installed on Tablet PCs during learning process. We explored affordances and student perceptions of MALL in familiar environments to facilitate English as a foreign language (EFL) learning. The results showed that personal, specific, innovate, familiar, predictable, and meaningful were affordances of familiar environments for EFL learning. The students had positive perceptions of technology. Based on our results, several implications along with practical suggestions were prepared for EFL teachers and researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Technologies and Learning
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, ICITL 2021, Virtual Event, November 29 – December 1, 2021, Proceedings
EditorsGerhard Goos, Juris Hartmanis, Yueh-Min Huang, Tânia Rocha, Chin-Feng Lai
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-91540-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-91539-1
StatePublished - 25 Nov 2021
Event4th International Conference,
: Virtual Event
- , Portugal
Duration: 23 Nov 202131 Aug 2022
Conference number: 1101

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference4th International Conference,
Abbreviated titleICITL 2021
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    Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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