Non-native Korean speaker preference towards mobile-assisted Korean language learning based on vocabulary / dictionary features
Keywords:Mobile Assisted Language Learning , Mobile Apps, Korean Language, Non-native Korean speaker, Foreign language learning
One of the languages that is becoming more and more popular to learn as a second language is Korean. The learning procedure is largely the same as it is for other languages. Future inclusion of educationally focused apps, such as those for learning the Korean language, is made possible by the development of ever-sophisticated mobile applications. Nevertheless, not all of these apps may produce the desired results. Deficits could give people the impression that their requirements can't be addressed. Mainly the vocabulary, grammar, and dictionary feature is important for a good learning apps. So, this study aims to determine the top two mobile applications students use to learn Korean based on vocabulary/dictionary feature, preferred by non-native Korean speakers in Malaysia. Secondary data analysis (top ten websites on learning the Korean language) was conducted and descriptively analysed. The study showed that non-native Korean students chose Naver Dictionary/Papago and Dongsa to learn Korean language. Future research implications of these discoveries are highlighted.