MMALLMultilingual Mobile-assisted Language Learning

Maria Virvou, Efthimios Alepis, Christos Troussas


Learning multiple foreign languages has become a necessity in modern life since globalization is a phenomenon responsible for joining different cultures from all over the world. Computer-assisted language learning tools exist over the last decades and their assistance has been considered as quite beneficial in the area of education. However, the incorporation of mobile facilities in these tools offers the quite important facility of time and place independence for the users that are going to use them. Towards addressing the problem of providing mobile-assisted language learning, in this paper we present a sophisticated educational system called m-MALL. The m-MALL system has the additional advantage of providing multilingual support, a facility that is not yet investigated in the related scientific literature.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Virvou M., Alepis E. and Troussas C. (2011). MMALLMultilingual Mobile-assisted Language Learning . In Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-8425-68-3, pages 129-135. DOI: 10.5220/0004459401290135

in Bibtex Style

author={Maria Virvou and Efthimios Alepis and Christos Troussas},
title={MMALLMultilingual Mobile-assisted Language Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - MMALLMultilingual Mobile-assisted Language Learning
SN - 978-989-8425-68-3
AU - Virvou M.
AU - Alepis E.
AU - Troussas C.
PY - 2011
SP - 129
EP - 135
DO - 10.5220/0004459401290135