THE USE OF SMARTPHONE TO DEVELOP ENGLISH SKILLS

Bona, Claudius (2016) THE USE OF SMARTPHONE TO DEVELOP ENGLISH SKILLS. In: The 61 TEFLIN International Conference 2014, 2014, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    Abstract: Smartphone users in Indonesia are increasing in recent years, and many of them are college students. Smartphone is a handheld computer, as it is powerful enough to deliver various functionalities comparable to a computer (Osman, 2011). Several smartphone apps such as dictionary and note taking apps can be used by the students to learn and develop their English skills. This study wants to reveal whether the English skills of polytechnics students will be developed after using smartphone. This study uses the students of Business English Politeknik Ubaya as a tool in finding the relationship between their habit in using smartphone and their academic English tests. The tests are evaluating reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills of students. Questionnaire is given to reveal student habits in using smartphone and its apps. The findings of this study can help Politeknik Ubaya to concern with the impact of smartphone to develop English skills. Keywords: English skills, Smartphones, Smartphones apps, Business English

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: bibid widodo
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2016 18:27
    Last Modified: 14 May 2016 18:27
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/26065

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