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ERIC Number: EJ765316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
English Abilities for Academic Listening: How Confident Are Chinese Students?
Huang, Jinyan
College Student Journal, v40 n1 p218-226 Mar 2006
Research with ESL students studying at North American universities has indicated that Chinese students have difficulties in understanding academic lectures, taking notes, writing assignments, and giving presentations although they have obtained high TOEFL scores. The study investigates their English academic listening challenges as reported by seventy-eight Chinese students at an American university. This paper focuses on Chinese students' reported confidence in their English abilities for academic listening. Their self-ratings show that reading ability and grammar are the strongest areas, and listening and speaking are the weakest areas. Ninety-two percent of the participants reported having difficulties in understanding English academic lectures. Arts students who had been studying at this American university for less than one year reported that they could only understand sixty to seventy percent of the lectures in their majors. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language