Benefits of using a mobile application in learning a foreign language

  • Judith Bustillo Universidad Santiago de Cali
  • Claribel Rivera Universidad Santiago de Cali
  • Juan Genaro Guzmán Universidad Santiago de Cali
  • Lizeth Ramos Acosta Universidad Santiago de Cali
Keywords: Gamification, learning, hearing competition, English.


This article aims to show how the use of a mobile application contributes to the development of listening comprehension in English as a teaching strategy to generate significant learning. The research was conducted with a group of level A1 students, according to Common European Framework for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, who used Duolingo during an academic semester. The results indicate that the use of this application achieves a positive impact on the development of listening skills in English.


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Author Biographies

Judith Bustillo, Universidad Santiago de Cali
BA on Modern Languages from the Universidad Santiago de Cali (Colombia) and with a Technical degree in Junior High School Education of the Corporación Instituto de Artes y Ciencias (Barranquilla, Colombia)
Claribel Rivera, Universidad Santiago de Cali

BA on Foreign Languages English-French and Specialist in the Teaching of English from the Universidad Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 

Juan Genaro Guzmán, Universidad Santiago de Cali

BA on Foreign Languages English-French and Specialist in Teaching of English from the Universidad Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 

Lizeth Ramos Acosta, Universidad Santiago de Cali

BA on Modern Languages from the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia); Specialist in Teaching for Higher Education and Master in Higher Education from the Universidad Santiago de Cali. Coauthor of “In Context” books. Teacher and Director of the Specialization in the Learning of English at the Universidad Santiago de Cali, with seventeen years of experience in university teaching 


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