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ERIC Number: ED462862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-10
Pages: 10
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Analysis of EFL Listening Needs by Taiwanese College Students.
Teng, Huei-Chun
This study investigated the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) listening needs of college students in Taiwan, examining the ESL conversational and academic listening abilities required by college students and differences in listening needs between effective and ineffective ESL listeners. Study participants were 296 Taiwanese college freshmen. The study questionnaire was based on the taxonomy of listening skills proposed by Richards (1983). It included 33 items on conversational listening abilities and 18 items on academic listening abilities. Results indicated that college students had more needs for conversational listening than for academic listening. The most important conversational listening need was the ability to detect key words, and the most important academic listening need was the ability to follow different modes of lecturing (spoken, audio, and audiovisual). The study also found that effective listeners had significantly more conversational listening needs than did ineffective listeners, and male listeners had more conversational listening needs than did female listeners. Implications for the design of ESL listening curricula are presented. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan