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Aisha: No. […] I started watching films with her, so not all the films just a few. My sister and brother watch Indian movies, but I don’t enjoy it that much. Note that engaging with Bollywood films has developed mainly Fatima’s listeningg skills; and according to Aisha, Fatima is more likely to sing bits of Hindi (from films) than speak them. Fatima presents her Hindi as a hobby, in contrast to English, which she sees as necessary: Interviewer: Why is using English more important than Hindi? Fatima: You know, I use English with everyone, and I need it; even [if] I’m in Dubai, [and] it’s an Arabic country, I need English here because now Dubai is a mix of […] different nationalities.
The study is based on Mediated Discourse Analysis, a research framework that draws on multiple methods and data in the study of social action, to investigate how technology-mediated language learning takes shape in learners’ lives outside the classroom. The data for the study were collected from within the everyday environments of the participant, extending to his peer networks online, and include observation logs, video-recordings of in situ action and interaction, interviews and various types of computer data.
Although Arabic is the official national language, Urdu/Hindi and Tagalog are widely used, and English is the predominant lingua franca. The five female learners central to this study were aged 18–25, and were from the Emirati (local Gulf Arab) community, which forms approximately 15 per cent of the country’s population. They were all based at the Dubai campus of the Englishmedium Zayed University (ZU). The social structure of the Emirati community is relatively conservative. Families are generally patriarchal, social contacts outside the nuclear family are gender-segregated, and women’s roles are circumscribed compared with societies in the West.