Interactive Apps to Learn a Foreign Language Autonomously in a Virtual Environment (73235)

Session Information: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Session Chair: Norma Flores González

Friday, 22 September 2023 15:20
Session: Session 3
Room: Gotic
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

The necessity of speaking a foreign language is increasing all over the World, and Mexico is no exception. Fortunately, thanks to technology, on-site classes are not the only way to do it. Indeed, the use of different interactive applications privileges such a process.
The objective is to identify the possible association between the three interactive apps used by students when learning English autonomously and their proficiency level.
Methodologically, it is a cross-sectional associative research with a quantitative approach accomplished during spring 2023 in the Teaching English Bachelor from Universidad Autonoma de Puebla on a sample of 150 students.
The results showed that Bassu, Learn English, and uSpeak applications are suitable for learning English, indicating a high association between the students' strategies for learning English with each app and their English level results. Besides, two main contributions emerged from this study: the first identified strategies and apps to teach English in authentic autonomous contexts, considering intercultural, linguistic, and pragmatical features essential in a language. The second was methodological because most studies regarding the use of apps are for reading or speaking abilities with a qualitative approach. In conclusion, the study corroborated that these apps foster learning English in a short time with outstanding results.

Authors:
Norma Flores González, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico


About the Presenter(s)
Dr Norma Flores González is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico

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