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ERIC Number: EJ1079489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Using Authentic Aural Materials to Develop Listening Comprehension in the EFL Classroom
Ghaderpanahi, Leila
English Language Teaching, v5 n6 p146-153 Jun 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the influences of authentic aural materials on listening ability of thirty female undergraduate psychology majors studying English as a foreign language. It basically focused on using authentic materials and real-life situations as part of the communicative approach. The results of the listening comprehension post test were compared to that of the pretest using a 2-tailed t-test (P< 0.05). Analysis of the interviews and the questionnaire revealed that the use of authentic materials in the EFL classroom enhanced EFL students' listening comprehension ability. Results showed a statistically significant improvement in listening ability of the EFL students. Recommendations were offered to ease students' frustration that resulted from the speed of authentic speech. Pedagogical implications of the results were discussed along with the impact on EFL students' listening comprehension development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran