English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher's Perceptions and Use of Mobile Devices and Applications





EFL, mobile devices, Web 2.0 applications, technology integration


This paper reports on a study of how a group of tertiary level EFL teachers perceived and used mobile devices in their teaching and personal learning. One hundred and fifty teachers (66 female, 84 male) from public universities in Saudi Arabia completed an online questionnaire. Results showed that the majority of participants used mobile devices and applications in their teaching and learning. Survey data showed that the vast majority of teachers had positively perceived and frequently used mobile technologies in their teaching and personal learning. In addition, there was a correlation between teachers’ use of mobile technologies in their teaching and their use in learning. There was also a correlation between how teachers perceived the value of mobile technologies in learning, and how they use them in their teaching.

Author Biography

Elias Bensalem, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia

Elias Bensalem, PhD, is an Associate Professor of English language in the Department of Languages and Translation at Northern Border University. His main research interests lie in second language acquisition, methods of foreign language teaching, and technology integration in the classroom.


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How to Cite

Bensalem, E. (2019). English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher’s Perceptions and Use of Mobile Devices and Applications. English Studies at NBU, 5(2), 190–202. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.19.2.1