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ERIC Number: EJ1084736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
The Development of Individual Learners in an L2 Listening Strategies Course
Yeldham, Michael; Gruba, Paul
Language Teaching Research, v20 n1 p9-34 Jan 2016
This study examined the idiosyncratic development of second language (L2) learners in a listening strategies course. The progress of four Taiwanese EFL learners was examined longitudinally through a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques as the learners participated in a course combining direct instruction of strategies with their practice embedded in the class listening texts. The results showed how all learners developed a greater balance in their use of top-down and bottom-up strategies, chiefly by selectively integrating suitable strategies from the course into their listening repertoires. They also developed in a number of person-related and task-related areas, including their confidence, motivation and feeling of control over the listening process.
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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: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Group Embedded Figures Test