Mobile augmented reality activities in EFL classrooms at a Vietnamese university from the students’ perspective
Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
School of Education
English language teaching and learning has been of great concern more than ever before in Vietnam in the last decade. In 2008, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued Decision number 1400/QD-TTg on the approval of the project “Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages in the National Education System, Period 2008-2020” (Government of Vietnam, 2008) (hereafter referred to as Project 2020). The overall ambition of the project is to reform the tasks of teaching and learning foreign languages within the national education system. However, the English language competence of about 80,000 teachers and more than 20 million students has not been raised dramatically despite the big budget investment for innovation (Le, 2015;The Guardian, 2011). The main reasons for this can be seen in the fact that students have limited contact with technology during their K-12 education and are often grouped in large classes with mixed levels (Le, 2015). Students’ limited motivation and autonomy in such big classes are also other possible causes (Nguyen, Fehrin, & Warren, 2015). The Project 2020 has now been extended for 5 more years until 2025 to fulfill its mission (Le, 2017) ...