The relationship between listening and other language skills in International English Language Testing System

Bozorgian, Hossein (2012) The relationship between listening and other language skills in International English Language Testing System. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 2(4), pp. 657-663.

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Listening comprehension is the primary channel of learning a language. Yet of the four dominant macro-skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), it is often difficult and inaccessible for second and foreign language learners due to its implicit process. The secondary skill, speaking, proceeds listening cognitively. Aural/oral skills precede the graphic skills, such as reading and writing, as they form the circle of language learning process. However, despite the significant relationship with other language skills, listening comprehension is treated lightly in the applied linguistics research. Half of our daily conversation and three quarters of classroom interaction are virtually devoted to listening comprehension. To examine the relationship of listening skill with other language skills, the outcome of 1800 Iranian participants undertaking International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in Tehran indicates the close correlation between listening comprehension and the overall language proficiency.

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ID Code: 51620
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Listening comprehension, Foreign language, Second language, IELTS
DOI: 10.4304/tpls.2.4.657-663
ISSN: 1799-2591
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Academy Publisher
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2012 23:13
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 04:15

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