Smartphone Based Language Learning through Mobile Apps
Sonal Sharma
Sonal Sharma, Department of English, SRM University Sikkim, India.

Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 8040-8043 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D6783118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D6783.118419
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Abstract: Mobile technology signifies an innovative approach to the modern education in the present times. In this era smartphones have been integrated into learning system by having different user friendly applications (APPs). The wide range of availability of smart phones connected to mobile network and the occurrence of APPs developed for the educational purposes provide us with the possibility and feasibility of mobile teaching and learning that turn out to be a boon in the educational sector nowadays. The wide-ranging use of Smartphones and different user-friendly gadgets has transformed the outmoded techniques of teaching and learning process entirely. Consequently the students are finding it more practical to understand through such devices reinforced by internet. This extensive usage of smartphones has given birth to loads of mobile application in Language teaching especially English. Abundant apps are available for language learners to refer through easy access to the internet to enhance their communication skills. Through such apps learning materials can be easily accessed and transferred due to the transportability and user-friendliness of such portable devices. The main objective of this paper is to identify the effectiveness of learning LSRW skills through mobile technology and to classify apps based on the learners’ level. The study also discusses the plan, technique, theory and instructive features that support the various mobile apps. Various apps are developed to increase the effectiveness of the communication skills of the learners wherein the prime emphasis is to be laid on the enhancing of basic communication skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with the help of Mobile phones.
Keywords: Mobile Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Apps, LSRW Skills.
Scope of the Article: Mobile App Security and Privacy.