Use of Mobile Phones in EFL/ESL Classes: A Study

Mr Parmeshor Baral, Nepal, ID CLEaR2017-411;       Abstract: Using mobile phones in ESL/EFL classrooms has been banned from the very beginning but an attempt has been made here to find out the effectiveness of using mobile phones in ESL/EFL classes since the researcher is under the strong conviction that using it accelerates the learning outcome of the students. For this four government and four private institutions in which students studying compulsory English from Kaski District of Nepal have been chosen using judgmental method. Moreover, 20 students from each class of higher secondary will selected. On the other side of the spectrum, those students will be taught by the researcher after considering ethical issues as well as well after getting the consent from the administration. Likewise, an observation schedule on the use of mobile phones will be prepared and while students will be engaged in classroom activities, their purpose of using mobile phone will be recorded. The collected information will be analyzed using descriptive method and finally some implications will be put forwarded so that the administration of institutions would have to rethink about letting their pupils use mobile phones in their ESL/EFL classes.