L1 Learning Strategy Instruction does make a difference in EFL listening: An empirical study.

Bozorgian, Hossein (2011) L1 Learning Strategy Instruction does make a difference in EFL listening: An empirical study. In Gómez Chova, L., Martí Belenguer, D., & López Martínez, A. (Eds.) EDULEARN11 Conference Proceedings, International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1713-1722.

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In language learning, listening is the basic skill which learners should begin to develop other skills, namely speaking, reading and writing. This sequence of language learning in most English as Foreign Language (EFL) settings goes against the stream, learning first reading and writing and later listening and speaking. This study investigates the effects of cognitive, process-based approach to instructing EFL listening strategies over 11 weeks during a semester in Persian (L1). Lower intermediate female participants (N = 50) came from a couple of EFL classrooms in an English Language Institute in Iran. The experimental group (n = 25) listened to their classroom activities using a methodology that led learners through four cognitive processes (guessing, making inference, identifying topics and repetition) in Persian was basically successful in EFL listening. The same teacher taught the control group (n = 25), which listened to the same classroom listening activities without any guided attention to the learning strategy process in Persian. A pre and post listening test made by a group of experts in the language institute tracked any development in light of cognitive learning strategy instruction in EFL listening through L1. The hypothesis was that the experimental group received the guided attention in L1 during the classroom listening activities made greater gains and was verified despite the partial improvement of the control group.

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ID Code: 49151
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Persian (L1), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Listening, Learning strategy instruction
ISBN: 9788461504411
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2012 23:16
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:13

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