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International Journal of Adult and Non Formal Education

ISSN: 2437-1882 Vol. 3 (3), pp. 078-093, August, 2015

Full Length Research Paper 

The importance of using mobile learning in supporting teaching and learning of English language in the secondary stage

Fahad AlShareef

Umm Al Qura University

Accepted 30 August, 2015

The aim of this study was to recognize the importance of using mobile learning in supporting teaching and learning English among students at secondary stage through the identification of potential uses for smart phones and tablets, and the roles it can play in assisting the teaching and learning of English among secondary school students in the city of Mecca, from the viewpoint of the supervisors and teachers of English, also aimed to find out the presence of statistically significant differences between the mean responses of members of the study population due to the variables: nature of work, academic qualification, years of service, and number of training courses. The researcher used the descriptive survey, and the questionnaire was its tool, and was applied to all members of the study population in the city of Mecca for the first semester of the year 1435 AH, and 210 responded, by 195 teachers and 15 supervisor. After using the suitable statistical methods study reached to the following conclusions: there is a strong approval on the feasible uses of mobile learning and roles in supporting the teaching and learning of English at the secondary stage from the viewpoint of the supervisors and teachers of English, no statistically significant differences between the mean responses of study sample on possible uses for mobile learning and roles in supporting teaching and learning of Englishamong secondary school students due to (nature of work, academic qualification , years of service), while statistically significant differences is found between the mean responses of the study sample on possible uses of mobile learning and roles in supporting the teaching and learning of English among secondary school students is due to number of training courses; in favor of members attended 16 training course of more; where the arithmetic mean of their responses is the highest. In the light of the results of the study, the researcher suggested a number of recommendations including: activate the use of mobile learning devices, and urge students to take advantage of them to support the teaching and learning of English in various stages of education, establish training courses for supervisors and teacher of English in communications and information technology and its role in supporting teaching and learning of English language.

Key words: English language, mobile learning, secondary stage, teaching and learning