Using mobile applications with augmented reality elements in the self-study process of prospective translators
Keywords:mobile apps, augmented reality elements, language learning, translator
The paper deals with the use of mobile applications for language learning in the self-study process of prospective translators. A comparative analysis was made of some mobile language learning applications. The capabilities of mobile language learning applications are summarised, which include learning vocabulary grammar, pronunciation training, and practice listening and speaking. Particular attention is paid to interactive tasks and gamification of learning. An experiment was conducted with students using the Duolingo mobile app. The advantages of using mobile applications with augmented reality elements in the self-study process of future translators are identified. The main ones are interactivity, accessibility, individual schedules, and the ability to learn anytime, anywhere. There has been a significant increase in motivation to learn a foreign language independently thanks to mobile apps. It is proposed that mobile applications should only be seen as additional opportunities for independent and autonomous learning.
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