Designing an Android Smartphone App for Office English: Focus on Students’ Opinions toward the App
Sri Wahyuni1, Fauzul Etfita2
1Sri Wahyuni, Department of English Language Education, Universitas Islam Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia.
2Fauzul Etfita, Department of English Language Education, Universitas Islam Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 08 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 152-158 | Volume-8 Issue-2S July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10220782S19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The majority of students use smartphone in daily activities on academic and non-academic purposes. For example, students utilize smartphone to share current information related to courses and sometimes have social communication. So, Smartphone and English Learning are like coins that cannot be separated. However, the existence of Smartphone is also made students reluctant to learn in the classroom because they use it in an inappropriate way. In addition, learning opportunity through smartphone is not utilized properly. Based on this phenomenon, to maximize using Smartphone in a positive and systematic way, the researcher developed an Android Smartphone App for college foreign students to improve office English students’ achievement. Hence, this paper presented a study on students’ opinions toward the App. it was named ENFORE. The contents of ENFORE consisted of eight topics, eight audios, and eight quizzes used for internal only as long as one semester. Hopefully, students learn autonomously by having this supplementary learning resource. To collect the data, the adapted questionnaires and interview were employed to gain students’ opinions toward the App. Through designing and using the App, It is expected that the students’ encouragement and language attitude could be improved and independent study can be created.
Keywords: Android Smartphone App, Office English, Students’ Opinion.
Scope of the Article: Mobile App Design and Development