Date of Award

8-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Lilia P. Savova, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

David I. Hanauer, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Usree Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

Abstract

The following research investigates uses qualitative and quantitative methods in order to review five language-learning mobile applications to use in the classroom for adult English Language Learners’ advancement. The researcher aimed to provide a description of the content and design of the app, basic information as well as data analysis of 25 customer reviews for each of the five apps. Findings included detailed descriptions of the design and content offered as well an analysis of the customer reviews, including an internal analysis of key words in order to provide final conclusions in using the apps in the classroom. This leading towards major and minor themes, methods and approaches the apps use and lastly theoretical teaching practices for the five apps. These teaching practice hope to encourage teachers to utilize apps in the classroom as well as provide additional resources for teaching English as a second language.

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