The Impact of Mobile Learning on Listening Anxiety and Listening Comprehension

  •  Mehrak Rahimi    
  •  Elham Soleymani    


This study aimed at investigating the impact of mobile learning on EFL learners’ listening anxiety and listening comprehension. Fifty students of two intermediate English courses were selected and sampled as the experimental (n=25) and control (n=25) groups. Students’ entry level of listening anxiety was assessed by foreign language listening anxiety questionnaire and their listening comprehension was assessed by Key English Test (KET) prior to the study. For one semester the experimental group did their listening activities by using podcasts listened to on their mobile phones and/or portable digital media players. Meanwhile the control group used their desktop computers to do their listening activities. The results of data analysis showed that listening anxiety of the experimental group reduced significantly after the experiment. Further, a significant difference between the experimental and control groups’ listening comprehension was found in favor of the experimental group at the end of the experiment.

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