Integrating Mobile Devices with an English Listening Comprehension Class
The purposes of this study were to investigate how technical students improved their English listening comprehension and their attitudes toward the use of mobile devices. The participants were 21 technical students majoring in Printing at Minburi Technical College. The participants took an English listening comprehension test as a pretest and posttest. A questionnaire was used to investigate the students’ attitude toward the use of mobile devices inside and outside the classroom. The students responded to the questionnaire after the course, and four participants (two males and two females) were selected for a semi-structured interview. A paired sample t-test was used to compare the scores of the pretest and posttest results. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference in the scores of the pretest and posttest. The results indicated that technical students improved their English listening comprehension. The findings from the questionnaire also revealed that the technical students’ mean score concerning the use of their mobile devices was 3.47 out of 5, a result which represented a high use as well as utility of mobile devices. In addition, students reported that they used mobile devices because of convenience and usefulness.