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Lynch, Tony – System, 1997
Discusses an intermediate-level learner's progress in listening comprehension during a pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course in the United Kingdom. Highlights the difference in progress in one-way and two-way listening and the discrepancy between performance within the sheltered setting of the language classroom and success in real…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Liu, Ngar-Fun; Littlewood, William – System, 1997
Discusses two surveys conducted at the University of Hong Kong that measured students' willingness to adopt active speech roles in second-language classrooms. Findings reveal that students expressed a liking for communicative work at school and a preference for classes permitting students to do most of the talking, but that they had a low…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, College Students