By 2010 half of the planet's population will have access to the Internet through a mobile device. - Informa Telecoms & Media, 2007
Mobile Phone Synonyms: mobile, cell phone, cellular phone, 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. Nokia is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones, with a global device market share of approximately 40% in 2008. – Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.
What is MALL Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) is a merging 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 for travelers and for those who want to have fun by learning English. Mobile phone is superior to a computer in portability – a very much valued feature by most young 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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