MOBILE LEARNING TO IMPROVE WRITING IN ESL TEACHING

Heidy Selene Robles Noriega

Abstract


This article reports on the results of a study concerning the type of texts and their features produced by a student after using mobile technology as a support to improve the development of the students’ writing skills in a second language. The Functional Systemic Linguistic (FSL), Genre Pedagogical Approach (GPA), and mobile learning concepts were employed as theoretical framework. The participant of the research was a freshman student that belongs to an English narrative course in a private university of the Caribbean region, Universidad Del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. This case study analyzed the student’s writing during a period of eight-week course, which was then complemented with an interview conducted by the researcher. The results reveal that genre approach can be implemented with mobile technology to increase students’ writing ability. 


Keywords


genre pedagogy; second language; writing skills; mobile learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15639/teflinjournal.v27i1/182-202

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