Mobile Assisted Language Learning, or “MALL” is creating the same buzz in the new millennium that computer-assisted language learning (CALL) created in the 1990s. MALL is language learning using mobile devices such as:
- cell (mobile) phones (including the iPhone)
- MP3 or MP4 players (e.g. iPods)
- Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) (e.g. Palm Pilot, Blackberry, etc.)
Here are a few articles — all published since 2000 – that I’ve found on MALL:
Chinnery, G. M. (2006). Emerging Technologies: Going to the MALL: Mobile Assisted Language Learning. Language Learning & Technology, 10(1), 9 – 16. Retrieved from
Collins, T. G. (2005). English Class on the Air: Mobile Language Learning with Cell Phones. Paper presented at the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT’05). Retrieved from
Edvista.com. Mobile Assisted Language Learning Applications. Retrieved May 15, 2010, from
Kukulska-Hulme, A., & Shield, L. (2007). An Overview of Mobile Assisted Language Learning: Can Mobile Devices Support Collaborative Practices in Speaking and Listening. Retrieved May 15 2010, from The Open University, UK: portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1520087
These are just a few articles that I found. If you have other online resources for MALL to share, please let me know.
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