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ERIC Number: EJ1172563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1072-4303
The Role of Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge in Advanced EFL Listening Comprehension
Atas, Ufuk
TESL-EJ, v21 n4 Feb 2018
This paper presents an empirical study that investigates the role of vocabulary knowledge in listening comprehension with 33 advanced Turkish learners of English as a foreign language. The Vocabulary Levels Test (Schmitt, Schmitt & Clapham, 2001) is used to measure the vocabulary knowledge of the participants and a standardized listening test (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) is used to measure the listening comprehension level. The results show that vocabulary knowledge produces a significant correlation with listening comprehension. The 5000-word frequency is found to be the best predictor of the variance in the listening comprehension both of which have valuable implications for listening comprehension in EFL contexts.
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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: Turkey
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