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The Usages, Problems, and Features of Electronic Dictionaries as Perceived by Korean Students in the Philippines



Edwina Bensal

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Yubin "Annie" Kim

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Bensal, E. R. & Kim, A. (2015, November, 13). The usages, problems, and features of electronic dictionaries as perceived by Korean

students in the Philippines [Paper Presentation]. The 9th Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (GLoCALL) International Conference, Pai Chai Universiy, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.


From the emerging trend in acquiring English language among the EFL learners and the booming population of Koreans in the Philippines, this research project investigates the use of electronic dictionary among the 168 Korean students in the Philippines. Since electronic dictionary seems to be  a trustworthy tool for Korean students in a foreign land, this study presents its three vital facets – the benefits, drawbacks, and features to be enhanced. Providing definitions and ease in doing homework are the two primary benefits; however, several drawbacks are conceded (e.g., incomprehensible transcription, non-existing words, WIFI – zoned wired). Then, the suggested features to be enhanced are that various meanings and more examples must be provided for them to effectively learn the English language. In line with this, this study also reveals that Smartphone is the most favored device for Korean students when searching meanings of unfamiliar words and/or translating unknown terminologies.

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