The Effect of Theme Preference on Academic Word List Use: A Case Study of Smartphone Video Recording Feature


67 Japanese English as a Foreign Language undergraduate learners completed 1 cell phone video production per week based on a teacher selected theme on a weekly basis for 12 weeks. Designed as a case study for this specific context, the data collected information regarding the students’ perception of the weekly themes as well as post-intervention survey evaluation of the themes. Using SPSS 21 for analysis, the findings indicate that there is a correlation between theme preference and the use of lexical items from the Academic Word List. The outcome from this research indicates that cell phone video recording feature can be used to engage language learners to speak in the target language about themes that are relevant to them and thus increase the mobile ubiquitous learning maxim that students learn anytime anywhere in real life contexts and environments.

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Nicolas A Gromik, University of New England, Australia

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Conference: ACSET2014
Stream: Education and Technology: Teaching

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