Assessing the Use of Mobile Learning Applications for Vocabulary Development among Pakistani EFL Learners


  • Sadia Safder Minhaj University, Lahore Author


Mobile learning applications, Vocabulary development, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Pakistani learners, Mixed-methods research, Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL)


This study investigates the effectiveness of mobile learning applications (apps) in enhancing vocabulary development among Pakistani English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. The proliferation of smartphones and the accessibility of mobile apps have provided a unique opportunity for language learners to engage in self-directed learning anytime and anywhere. However, there is limited research on the use of mobile apps specifically for vocabulary enhancement in the context of Pakistani EFL learners. This research adopts a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative analysis of vocabulary acquisition through mobile app usage with qualitative insights gathered from learner perspectives. A sample of Pakistani EFL learners will engage with a selected vocabulary learning app over a specified period, with their progress monitored through pre- and post-assessments, vocabulary tests, and user feedback. The findings aim to provide valuable insights into the effectiveness, challenges, and preferences surrounding the integration of mobile learning applications for vocabulary development in the Pakistani EFL context, contributing to the advancement of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) research and pedagogy.