Mobile Technologies to Improve Graduate Students' Communication Abilities

Language learning, MALL, Technology, Technological advancement, software, Electronic devices.


April 12, 2023


Every person has an ingrained desire to learn. Human beings have developed new approaches, methods, and tools for acquiring the language using their intellect and experiences from the prehistoric era to the modern, technologically advanced era. According to the Encyclopedia of Language Learning, since the dawn of human civilization, everyone has developed and learned in their immediate surroundings, which includes politics, economics, education, and technology. Such a setting molds and shapes human minds to act for development at every level and become motivated to accomplish goals. Through some transitional phases of English language learning, such as moving from the grammar-translation technique to more modern communicative language teaching and from computer-assisted language learning to mobile-assisted language learning, this human psychology of language learning can be realized. The subject of current education has emerged as a technology and innovation representative. The rapid advancement of technology has made it more important than ever for people to use it effectively in their daily lives. In this stage of evolution, users place a high value on finishing their tasks successfully, whether through social interaction, informational learning, or language acquisition. The rapid advancement of computer-assisted language learning and the abundance of software and web pages have led to the emergence of the acronym "MALL" (mobile-assisted language learning). A tool that is available anywhere, at any moment, has been required to access this software and websites. The fast advancement of mobile technology and the creation of ever-more-advanced features enabled mobile devices to begin aiding in and offering the resources for software and website accessibility at the same time. The laptop has taken the place of the desktop, which is now progressively being replaced by the use of a cutting-edge palm top. People can now study and acquire information thanks to technological advancements and inventions like Android smartphones, tablets, iPhones, and iPods. Any scholar who looks into determining its efficacy during the transition phase is alarmed by the context of such current, emerging issues in the study and teaching of languages. As a result, a lot of research is being done in the area of mobile technology to determine the value and efficacy of different portable devices in general and mobile-assisted language learning in particular.