By 2010 half of the planet's population will have access to the Internet through a mobile device. - Informa Telecoms & Media, 2007
Mobile Phones and Smartphones Synonyms: mobile, cell phone, cellular phone, smartphone, hand phone, wireless. Essential features of mobile phones: (1) voice function /telephone; (2) Internet access, e-mail; (3) SMS text messaging; (4) camera; (5) video recorder. Apple and Samsung are the world's largest manufacturers of smartphones and tablets.
What is MALL Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) or mobile learning is a language teaching methodology which can effectively integrate listening, reading and speaking activities. It can also develop academic study, critical thinking and research skills. MALL is ideal not only for full time college students but also for travelers and those who want to have fun by learning English. Smartphone is is superior to a computer in portability, a very much valued feature by all English language learners.
Communicative Mobile English Learning Professionally developed materials can be delivered through mobile phones to improve English language learners' vocabulary acquisition and critical thinking skills. Students can read the definitions of words, sentences, improve pronunciation skills, and develop their thinking skills through quizzes. Useful MALL software as well as references are available online.
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