A New Perspective on an Old Subject: Mobile-assisted Language Learning in English Academic Writing in Hong Kong Universities

Bernie Chun Nam MAK (Hong Kong Baptist University)


The goal of this short paper is to bring English academic writing (EAW) and mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) together to examine to what degree the latter can be effectively employed to support the former in the Hong Kong higher education context. It utilizes the perspectives generated from the literature, together with professional interpretation, to illustrate the affordances of MALL in EAW in the community. It is suggested that MALL can be employed to integrate academic English into the students’ daily lives, through which they can implicitly build the knowledge of academic register outside of the classroom and ultimately use it in the classroom.


Mobile-assisted language learning, English academic writing, Hong Kong

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jler.v3i1&2.2127


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