Factors that influence students’ acceptance of mobile learning for EFL in higher education
Ellie Yu-Chieh Lin 1 , Hsiao-Tung Hsu 1 , Kate Tzu-Ching Chen 1 *
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1 Department of Applied English, Chaoyang University of Technology, Wufong District, Taichung City, TAIWAN* Corresponding Author


Using mobile learning (m-learning) to study English as a foreign language (EFL) has provided new opportunities for innovative learning, particularly for today’s younger generation who have grown up with digital technology. It can effectively promote teaching and learning by maintaining students’ engagement. This study aimed to investigate the factors that influence university students’ acceptance of m-learning for EFL in Taiwan. A survey questionnaire was administered to 327 participants, and the data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson’s correlation. The results indicated that all factors received relatively high scores, with perceived ease of use, attitude toward use receiving the highest scores. This suggests that students widely accept m-learning as a means of studying EFL. The key to creating a successful m-learning experience is for students to accept it as an educational tool and be willing to use it. Therefore, it is recommended that m-learning be considered as a potential tool to improve EFL students’ language proficiency.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2023, Volume 19, Issue 6, Article No: em2279


Publication date: 01 Jun 2023

Online publication date: 25 Apr 2023

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