Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) is a fast-developing field that is constantly growing and evolving in education. There is a lack of publications focusing on implementation studies of MALL as a means to enhance second language/foreign language (L2) reading comprehension. Building on Burston's (2013). Mobile-Assisted Language Learning: a Selected Annotated Bibliography of Implementation Studies 1994–2012. Language Learning & Technology, 17(173), 157–225. https://doi.org/10.1080/0022027032000276961] comprehensive historical background of MALL applications from 1994 to 2012, the current article aims to provide a thorough review of a selection of implementation studies between 2012 and 2017, which focus on L2 reading comprehension through the use of mobile devices. Thus, the current article will provide an overview of the main journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings which investigate the use of mobile devices and tablets to improve L2 reading comprehension published in the last six years.
- English foreign language (EFL)
- L2 reading comprehension
- mobile devices
- mobile learning