Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 8. July 2022                       Pp.40-55

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MALL Instructional Course Design: Constructing Out-of-Class Experience 

Anzhelika Solodka
Department of German Philology and Translation,
V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Corresponding Author:

Liliia Ruskulis
Department of Ukrainian Language and Literature,
V.O.Sukhomlinskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Olha Demianenko
Department of General and Applied Linguistics,
V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Svitlana Zaskaleta
Department of English Language and Literature,
V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Ukraine


Received:  04/07/2022               Accepted: 07/13/2022                Published:07/25/2022


Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) is a new channel of learning languages. The usage of MALL instructional design integrates mobile devices with educational scenarios of teaching foreign languages. The study explores the central issue of how MALL instructional course design could help students to construct an out-of-class MALL experience. The research investigates the practical characteristics of MALL instructional design, which lead to foreign language acquisition. The study had three objectives: to explore the perceptions of students and needs in MALL; to create a conceptual framework of MALL instructional course design; to summarize the results in pedagogical implications to the course. The data came from an exploratory study of employing MALL in instructional course design at the tertiary level within the first semester of 2021. This study analyses the feedback of 32 students about the effectiveness of the MALL activities and students’ satisfaction. The research shows how student feedback stimulates investigation into MALL instruction and evaluation of its design. The researchers used qualitative and quantitative analyses. The results of the study, conducted in three stages, helped to develop a design framework. The research proved that designing the MALL activities supported interaction, communication, access to resources, and people within the network community practice. MALL course design promoted active collaborative learning that helped students to construct the MALL experience in the real-world environment. The researchers provide recommendations on combining various MALL facilities and channels of communication that mobiles afford.
Keywords: computer-assisted language learning (CALL), instructional design, mobile-assisted language learning
(MALL), mobile devices, mobile learning

Cite as: Solodka, A., Ruskulis, L., Demianenko, D., & Zaskaleta, S. (2022). MALL Instructional Course Design: Constructing Out-of-Class Experience. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (8) 40-55.


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Received: 04/07/2022  
Accepted: 07/13/2022
Published: 07/25/2022

Anzhelika Solodka, Doctor of Science (Education), Professor of the Department of German Philology and Translation at V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Main areas of interest include IFL Teaching, Cross-cultural Communication, Applied Linguistics and Translation. (ORCid ID:

Liliia Ruskulis, Doctor of Science in Pedagogics, Associate Professor of the Department of Ukrainian Language and Literature at V. O. Sukhomlinskyi National University of Mykolaiv Ukraine. Main areas of interest include Cross-cultural Communication, Language Teaching Methodologies. (ORCid ID:

Olha Demianenko, PhD (Education), Associate Professor of Department of General and Applied Linguistics at V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Main areas of interest include Cross-cultural Communication, Language Teaching Methodologies. (ORCid ID:


Svitlana Zaskaleta, Doctor of Science (Education), Professor of Department of English Language and Literature at V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Main areas of interest include Methods and Practice of IFL Teaching. (ORCid ID: