The Impact of Smart Phones on Iraqi EFL Learners' Proficiency


The goal of the study was to measures smart phones impacted Iraqi EFL learners' proficiency and their attitudes towards it. The study included (60) female students who were enrolled at AL-Motamizeen Secondary School for Girls during the first course of the academic year 2021-2022. The sample was divided into two groups at random: Group (A) was an experimental group of 35 students, whereas group (B) was a control group of 35 students. Independent sample T-test was used to investigate the impact of Smart Phones on Learners' Proficiency in EFL Education. Also, one-way between groups (ANOVA) was used to the four language skills aspects of language (writing, speaking, reading, listening) for the pre- and post-assessments. The post-test indicated substantial differences between the experimental group's mean scores and the control group's mean scores in favor of the experimental group. The study's findings also revealed that employing smart phones in education is an effective way to improve students' English language skills. Also, the questionnaires were adapted by the researcher, which based on the study of Biswas, Roy, & Roy (2020), to investigation learners' attitudes towards Smart Phones. The results of the study indicated that AL-Motamizeen Secondary School for Girls had a positive attitude towards the role of smart phones in learning English. The researcher presented conclusions and recommendations for additional research based on the study's findings