Low-tech MALL for EFL intensive class among university students in remote areas

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(1) * Shofiyatul Hasanah   
Madrasah Ibtidaiyah Teacher Education, Islamic Education Faculty, Universitas Islam Zainul Hasan

(2)  Parahita Pradipta   
Master of English Education, Graduate Program, Universitas Islam Malang

(*) Corresponding Author


Covid-19 pandemic situation has forced EFL teachers and students to create innovation in online classroom activities. Through a case study at one of private universities in Indonesia, this research aim at exploring the implementation of mobile phone used in learning process in low tech Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL). The data were collected from observation, in-depth interview, and document review. The findings reveal that mobile phone has an imperative role in concocting student to be full-fledge community, stimulating the feeling of perception, unexceptional mindfulness and teaching of socio-political and social classification. Further, mobile phone and its supporting materials in students’ tools rely upon whether there is appropriate security to keep the device, stockpiling of internet data package, wellsprings of electric supply, gracefully of each provider signal, availability to flexibility access in various areas, especially mountainous to remote area. Regarding the challenges, the students experienced multi-layer intricacies: (a) learning facilities including absence of speed data transfer capacity, (b) students’ awareness and proficiency in English, and (c) techno pedagogical insight over lecturers. This study implies that enhancement on the student capacity at low tech level of learning through mobile phone provide meaningful learning assistance, particularly in term of efficiency during classroom activities


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Hasanah, S., & Pradipta, P. (2021). Low-tech MALL for EFL intensive class among university students in remote areas . JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 6(1), 116-125. https://doi.org/10.21070/jees.v6i1.1090
Author Biographies

Shofiyatul Hasanah, Madrasah Ibtidaiyah Teacher Education, Islamic Education Faculty, Universitas Islam Zainul Hasan

Shofiyatul Hasanah was born in Probolinggo May 25th, 1986, has completed Bachelor of Faculty of teacher training education English department at UNISMA in 2011. In the same campus, in 2016 has completed Master of English Education. The author is an English lecturer and the head of Center of Foreign Language Studies (PSBA) Pusat Studi Bahasa Asing at Universitas Islam Zainul Hasan Kraksaan Probolinggo.

Parahita Pradipta, Master of English Education, Graduate Program, Universitas Islam Malang

Parahita Pradipta was born on 12th August 1985 in Capital City of. He was entered at English Linguistic Programe at Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA of Jakarta in 2006 and completed his undergraduate program in 2011. In 2018 he was accepted at Graduate Program of English Department Teacher Training and Education Faculty University of Islam Malang and finished on August 2020.


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