Focus on Mobile Learning

Claire Bradin Siskin

Where to Get Apps



Google Play Apps for Android phones and tablets
iTunes Store media playback program developed by Apple. PC and Mac versions available

Instructional Apps

Cambridge Apps for Learners of English many apps; some free and others for purchase
Oxford University Press many apps; some free and others for purchase
brimmEng free instructor-made app for Android
Duolingo language courses
Babbel language courses
Memrise flashcards
Hinative chat, questions, and answers

"Other Apps"

Kahoot! gamified student response system
5 Minute Guide to Kahoot! tutorial video
Socrative student response system
Tiny Tap create and play educational games
10 Mobile Apps to Learn English by Jennifer Nascimento
16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners Many of these are also available for Android tablets.
"25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students" by Oxford University Press ELT
American English website many mp3 files
VOA Podcasts Shows in Special English
Learning English VOA Podcasts Various levels of English
Podcasts to help English learners practise listening by Aoife McLoughlin
LearnEnglish Podcasts British Council


Going Mobile: Teaching with Hand-Held Devices book by Nicky Hockly andGavin Dudeney

Mobile Learning: Languages, Literacies and Cultures book by Mark Pegrum

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers free book by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue; published by the British Council
"Going to the MALL: Mobile Assisted Language Learning" by George Chinnery
Mobile Assisted Language Learning Wikipedia article
"44 Ways to use Smartphones in Class" by John Hardison
"A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up" by Tovia Smith
“Managing the digital classroom - Getting students' attention” by Nik Peachey

Last modified: January 25, 2018

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