Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number1  March 2021                                          Pp. 181-197

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The Effectiveness of Internet and Mobile Applications in English Language Learning for Health
Sciences’ Students in a University in the United Arab Emirates 

Omnia Ibrahim Mohamed
RAK Medical and Health Sciences University,
Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Faculty of Languages and Translation,
Sadat Academy for Management Sciences,
Cairo, Egypt


Received : 12/15/2020            Accepted 1/23/2021                Published :3/24/2021


This study investigates the impact of internet and mobile applications on enhancing students’ language skills. It examines the students’ opinion regarding English online learning using the different internet or mobile applications. The participants were approximately 80 students from RAK Medical and Health Sciences University located in Ras Al Khaimah in The United Arab Emirates. A closed-ended questionnaire was used to collect data from the participants. The results revealed that internet applications have a positive impact on learning English as a foreign language. Students’ attitudes towards using internet applications for learning English scored very high in certain areas, while the impact was lower in some other areas that is related to speaking, listening or to group discussions. Based on these results, the researcher suggests that internet applications can be activated at all stages of English language learning and teaching. The implementation of mobile and internet applications is recommended together with the face-to-face learning as a sort of blended learning. It can be budget friendly for universities and at the same time effortless for the students as long as it gives the same impact as face-to-face learning. Therefore, the significance of the study is to try to utilize the best online technological method for teaching and learning English Language that is useful to instructors, institutions as well as students.
Keywords: Blended learning, English language teaching/learning, Google Classroom, Google Meet, Internet applications,
online learning, WhatsApp, Health sciences students

Cite as:  Mohamed , O. I. (2021). The Effectiveness of Internet and Mobile Applications in English Language Learning for Health Sciences’ Students in a University in the United Arab Emirates.  Arab World English Journal, 12 (1) 181-197.


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Received: 12/15/2020
Accepted: 1/23/2021
Published: 3/24/2021 

Dr. Omnia Ibrahim Mohamed Hassanein is an assistant professor in the academic field since 1993. Had Masters of English Literature in 1996 and PhD of English Literature in 2003. Have been teaching English language and English for specific purposes from 1993 until now. Interested in English language researches as well as English literature. Currently an Assistant Professor of English at The Faculty of language and Translation – Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, Cairo- Egypt & RAK Medical and Health Sciences University in the United Arab Emirates. ORCID ID :