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ERIC Number: EJ1159919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Using Dictogloss as an Interactive Method of Teaching Listening Comprehension
Jibir-Daura, Ramlatu
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v4 n2 p112-116 Jul 2013
Listening is one of the important language skills. Traditionally, listening skills have been taught in isolation or it is sometimes combined with speaking tasks. Dictogloss is an interactive method which promotes cooperative learning and can assist in the development of both the teacher and students' listening skills. Unlike in the traditional method of dictation, in dictogloss only the gist of the text is expected to be produced by the students. To find the usefulness of the method in a second language learning context, twenty BA ED (Hausa) one hundred level students from the Language Arts section of the Ahmadu Bello University were used. Two texts, one from "Oliver Twist" and the other was "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad". These were dictated to the students, one for each day. The result of the second task was recorded. The first exercise served as practice for the students to become familiar with the procedure. Although it is a new procedure, the results showed an improvement from the results of the first task. The students enjoyed the exercise and were willing to continue the next day even though the first results were not very good. Recommendations were given on how second language teachers could use dictogloss to their advantage for cooperative learning in listening comprehension classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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