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ERIC Number: ED462011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 16
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Awareness Raising on Learner's Listening Strategies and Its Impact on the Listening Performance.
Tutunis, Birsen Tan
This paper reports on a classroom-based research project that examined the impact of strategy training on listening performance. Participants were 46 students enrolled in the preparatory year of the English Language Education Department of Trakya University, Turkey. Students were divided into an experimental and a control group, and their learning style preferences and listening strategies were determined. Students showed failure in prediction, in timing, in elaboration or retrieval, and in use of cover strategies, so the intervention provided cognitive and metacognitive strategies in those areas. Both groups worked with a textbook that included some strategy training 4 hours per week, and they also completed 3 hours of a language development course. In the language development course, experimental students underwent a conscious cognitive strategy training process that used audiotapes and videotapes selected from authentic materials presented by the BBC. Pretests and posttests examined various types of listening tasks. Results showed no significant performance differences between the two groups at pretest, but a positive difference was evident at posttest (the experimental group showed improvement in listening performance). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey