ERIC Number: EJ1068862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Dictogloss or Dicto-Phrase: Which Works Better for Listening Comprehension?
Marashi, Hamid; Khaksar, Mojgan
Journal on English Language Teaching, v3 n1 p22-29 Jan-Mar 2013
This research compared the effect of using dictogloss and dicto-phrase tasks on EFL learners' listening comprehension. To fulfill the purpose of the study, a piloted sample Key English Test (KET) was administered to a total number of 90 Iranian female teenage EFL learners at Kish Language School, Tehran, and then 60 were selected based on their performance. The selected participants were then assigned into two experimental groups: dictogloss and dicto-phrase group. In one group, the dictogloss tasks and in the other dicto-phrase tasks were practiced through 10 sessions and at the end of the course, all the participants were given the listening section of another piloted sample KET as a posttest to measure their listening comprehension. Subsequently, the mean scores of both groups on the posttest were compared through an independent samples t-test which led to the rejection of the null hypothesis demonstrating that the learners in the dictogloss group outperformed the dicto-phrase group significantly in terms of listening comprehension. In other words, the dictogloss task was more effective on students' listening comprehension compared to the dicto-phrase task.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Listening Comprehension, Females, Adolescents, Language Tests, Comparative Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Identifiers - Location: Iran (Tehran)