Tran Thi Thanh Quyen, Le Do Thanh Hien


Currently, Vietnamese non-English majored students in tertiary education
find themselves struggling with English listening skills and rather confused about
searching suitable ways to enhance their listening abilities. This study appl ied a
quasi -experimental design to investigate the EFL students' perceptions and the effects
of mobile applications on their listening improvement. One hundred and one non-
English majored students were chosen as participants who were divided into two
groups, control and experimental. The data were collected through pre- and post -
listening tests, questionnaires, and semi-structured interviews. The results indicate that
the students in the experimental group outperformed their fellows in the control group,
and that the students also had remarkably positive attitudes towards the use of mobile
applications for practicing listening to English. The results of this study suggest that mobile
applications should be implemented to improve non-English majors’ listening abilities and
raise their awareness of integrating technology into listening practice.


Mobile applications, listening skill, EFL students

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