Date of Award

Spring 2021

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Educational Studies Department

First Advisor

Diane Downer Anderson


This thesis presents a literature review of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL), with a focus on the K–12 English Learner (EL). I argue that effective MALL implementation depends upon effective instructional strategies and pedagogical models, engaging mobile learning technologies, and varying options for how learners interact with the technology and with fellow learners. The paper explores the integration of MALL across various dimensions including within the physical classroom and the virtual classroom, formal and informal learning contexts, and individual and collaborative learning. Furthermore, this paper reviews challenges with MALL’s implementation and integration and provides recommendations for EL teachers seeking to increase student engagement and learning via mobile technology.