Efficacy of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

Aaron Newman, Leadership Team - DAL

12 October 2022


This study is being conducted by Dr. Aaron Newman, at Dalhousie University, and Dr. Henny Yeung at Simon Fraser University.

The goal of this study is to learn if a language app is useful in helping people to improve their English abilities, and how app usage might interact with other ESL instruction people are receiving (e.g., classes).

We have partnered with Mango Languages to provide new Canadians whose first language is not English with free access to an ESL (English as a second language) program offered through the app, Mango Languages, for an 8 week period. 

Participants would complete English assessments before and after the 8 weeks period as well as questionnaires around language history, and attitudes and motivations towards learning English. This is a fully online study for people who live anywhere in Canada, age 17+ years, and who are early-stage English learners, equivalent to CEFR level A or possibly low B. They may be a fluent speakers of one of the many languages for which Mango has an ESL program ((Bengali, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Mandarin, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (MSA), Armenian, Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese).