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Teach how to Listen: The Effect of Listening Strategy Instruction on Documentary Video Comprehension

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Developments in broadcast and multimedia technology have generated a readily available and vast supply of videos for use in second and foreign language learning contexts. However, without pedagogical direction learners are unlikely to be able to deal with the complexities of this authentic listening resource, and strategy instruction may be one route to augmenting comprehension (Cross, J, 2009). The essence of this experimental study was to investigate the impact of teaching listening strategy on comprehension of documentary videos. For the purpose of this study, 54 advanced EFL students, 27 in experimental group and 27 in control group, participated in this study procedure. In 10-week-period, the experimental group went through a well-scheduled instruction in listening strategy. On the other hand, the control group wasn’t received any instruction in listening strategy. The finding of this study has revealed that teaching listening comprehension strategies has significant influence on comprehension of authentic documentary videos


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 9)
F. Hosseini, "Teach how to Listen: The Effect of Listening Strategy Instruction on Documentary Video Comprehension", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 9, pp. 11-21, 2013
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