Document Type : Research Paper

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Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Abstract

One way to develop language skills in FFL (French as a foreign language) learners is to surround them with authentic materials. This study aimed at enhancing the listening and speaking skills of Iranian FFL learners through the integration of MALL (Mobile-assisted language learning) in the form of podcasts into FFL courses. The main advantage of integrating authentic podcasts as an educational instrument lies in the variety, accessibility, and the rich content it provides. Repeated measure analysis of variances was administered to find out any significant change in the level of listening and speaking skills of the participants throughout five sessions. At the end of each session, a self-evaluation survey was implemented to evaluate the participants’ perception of such integration and that of their own speaking performances. The findings indicated that the listening and speaking skills of the participants developed significantly through the integration of podcasts. The findings of the self-evaluation survey also showed that the participants’ attitudes and evaluation of their speaking performances were positive.

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