Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL–2-2021)

Factors Influencing Vietnamese Teenagers’ Intention to Use Mobile Devices for English Language Learning

Authors
Quy Hoang1, *, Thach Pham2, Quan Dang3, Thang Nguyen3
1English Department, Hanoi University.
2Board of Trustees, Hanoi University.
3Faculty of Information and Technology, Hanoi University.
*Corresponding author. Email: hoangquy@hanu.edu.vn
Corresponding Author
Quy Hoang
Available Online 24 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211224.023How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teenager; intention; mobile devices; UTAUT; Vietnam
Abstract

Teenagers worldwide have been considered as ‘digital natives’ who are grown up under the influence of modern technologies, including mobile devices; however, their intention to use the devices for language learning is still under research in the literature. This study was conducted in an attempt to explore factors that influenced Vietnamese teenagers’ intention to learn English through mobile devices and how they (the devices) could enhance learners’ language skills. Using the extended technology acceptance model (UTAUT) as the theoretical framework, the study analyzed data from 617 high school and university students in north, central and south Vietnam. The study results revealed that attitude towards use was the most critical factor affecting teenagers’ intention, but facilitating condition and effort expectancy did not correlate with the intention. Learners’ gender and prior online learning experience also had an impact on the intention. Mobile devices were more beneficial to learning, listening, reading, and speaking than writing. The study findings offer practical implications for teachers and designers of mobile applications to foster mobile English language learning for teenagers in Vietnam.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL–2-2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
24 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-496-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211224.023How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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