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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Students’ Perception Of The Use Of Mobile Application Duolingo For Learning English

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Pramesti, Ani Susanti



Students’ Perception, Mobile English Learning, Duolingo



This study aims to find out the perception of English Department students at Universitas Ahmad Dahlan toward the use of Duolingo application for learning English and to explore the advantages and disadvantages of Duolingo for learning English according to them. The researcher applied the qualitative method involving six voluntary students and using interview techniques in data collection. By using the theory of perception and the typical characteristics of MALL, the writers found that the respondents have a positive perception of Duolingo usability, context, control, connectivity, mobility, blending, content, technical support, and cost. There are some advantages of Duolingo, such as attractive, fewer ads, and having gamifiying content. While the disadvantages are that Duolingo cannot be used without internet connections, no further explanation in grammar, and cannot be used as the primary source of language learning.



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