Teaching English Phrases Through SMS

Enes Kurtay Cig, Selim Guvercin, Berdak Bayimbetov, Bulent Dos

APA 6th edition
Cig, E.K., Guvercin, S., Bayimbetov, B., & Dos, B. (2015). Teaching English Phrases Through SMS. European Journal of Educational Research, 4(1), 48-56. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.4.1.48

Cig E.K., Guvercin S., Bayimbetov B., and Dos B. 2015 'Teaching English Phrases Through SMS', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 48-56. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.4.1.48

Chicago 16th edition
Cig, Enes Kurtay , Guvercin, Selim , Bayimbetov, Berdak and Dos, Bulent . "Teaching English Phrases Through SMS". (2015)European Journal of Educational Research 4, no. 1(2015): 48-56. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.4.1.48


Achieving the maximum efficiency in teaching a second language (L2) has always been an important issue for educators. Current globalization processes, development of international business relations, political integrations among the various countries throughout the world, and the abilities of latest information and communications technologies (ICT) dictate the more significance of knowledge of foreign languages. All living conditions should be constructed according to the mentioned surrounding changes during the ICT era. Correspondingly, teaching methodologies are also being adapted in order to teach people more efficiently. This paper studies how cellular phones (cell phones) can be used in learning English phrases. In order to examine the impact of cell phones on learning a language an experiment was run among the college and university students in Kazakhstan, supported by GSM Network of KCell (Kazakhstan). This paper discusses the experiment results, in which 126 college and university students participated, and makes some suggestions based on the experimental mobile learning. Study reveals that users could make noticeable improvements learning through their cell phones after the conducted experiment. Positive improvements were noticed on the results of general tests of English language those conducted among all participants of the research.

Keywords: Language learning, mobile learning, m-learning


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