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Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad; Rozati, Fatemeh – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Drawing on sociocultural theory, and a large number of empirical studies conducted on the effectiveness of scaffolding on second or foreign language learning, the authors investigated the application of different forms of scaffolding to improve listening comprehension of the Iranian intermediate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Experimental Groups
Kim, Young-Suk; Phillips, Beth – Grantee Submission, 2014
In an effort to understand cognitive foundations of oral language comprehension (i.e., listening comprehension), we examined how inhibitory control, theory of mind, and comprehension monitoring are uniquely related to listening comprehension over and above vocabulary and age. A total of 156 children in kindergarten and first grade from…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Oral Language, Inhibition, Theory of Mind
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Kim, Young-Suk; Phillips, Beth – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
In an effort to understand cognitive foundations of oral language comprehension (i.e., listening comprehension), we examined how inhibitory control, theory of mind, and comprehension monitoring are uniquely related to listening comprehension over and above vocabulary and age. A total of 156 children in kindergarten and first grade from…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Oral Language, Inhibition, Theory of Mind
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Tahir, Ismail – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study is aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the experiential learning in listening comprehension with the focus on the implementation of the class story using language experience at SMAN 1 Telaga Biru. As the pre-experimental research, this study involved one class consisted of 27 students in the eleventh graders. However, most of the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Listening Comprehension, Grade 11, Language Enrichment
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Verlaan, Wolfram; Pearce, Daniel L.; Zeng, Guang – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between listening comprehension and reading comprehension to determine if environmental factors might be contributing to a possible change in the equalization age for these two comprehension modalities from what was theorized by Thomas Sticht. The study employed a counterbalanced design to measure the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Spencer, Mercedes; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Psychology, 2015
This study rank ordered the contributive importance of several predictors of listening comprehension for third, seventh, and tenth graders. Principal components analyses revealed that a three-factor solution with fluency, reasoning, and working memory components provided the best fit across grade levels. Dominance analyses indicated that fluency…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Listening Comprehension, Grade 3, Grade 7
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Nadri, Mahsa; Baghaei, Purya; Zohoorian, Zahra – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between a number of cognitive abilities (auditory/visual attention, processing speed, and fluid intelligence) and listening comprehension. A total of 97 undergraduate EFL students participated in the study. Tests of auditory and visual attention, processing speed, verbal and nonverbal fluid…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Language Proficiency, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Jang Ho; Levine, Glenn S. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
The present study examined the interaction effects between teachers' choice of language in lexical explanation and second language (L2) learners' proficiency level on the learning of phrasal verbs and listening comprehension in a meaning-focused listening activity. Undergraduate L2 learners with two different levels of proficiency (intermediate…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Santos, Sandra; Cadime, Irene; Viana, Fernanda Leopoldina; Ribeiro, Iolanda – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
Research has widely demonstrated the contribution of word reading, listening comprehension skills, and oral reading fluency to reading comprehension performance. However, the existence of reciprocal relations among these skills has been investigated less frequently. The authors examined the directionality of the relations among reading…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Portuguese, Longitudinal Studies, Oral Reading
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Kartal, Galip; Simsek, Harun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study investigates the effects of audiobooks on listening comprehension skills of EFL Students, and their attitudes towards using audiobooks in a foreign language classroom. The participants are 66 first-year students of a state university in Turkey. The research follows a pre- post-test control group research design using quantitative and…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Chiu, Y. D. – Remedial and Special Education, 2018
We assessed the simple view of reading as a framework for Grade 3 reading comprehension in two ways. We first confirmed that a structural equation model in which word recognition, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension were assessed by multiple measures to inform each latent construct provided an adequate fit to this model in Grade 3.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Grade 3, Word Recognition
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Liu, Gi-Zen; Chen, Jing-Yao; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Mobile applications on the go have been adopted in many fields and areas. However, there has been little research regarding the development and use of a context-aware application for users to improve their English listening comprehension through collaboration. This research aimed at helping users improve their listening comprehension with a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Pangaribuan, Tagor; Sinaga, Andromeda; Sipayung, Kammer Tuahman – English Language Teaching, 2017
Listening comprehension is a complex skill particulaly in mastered by non-native speaker settings. This research aimed at finding out the effect of multimedia application on students' listening. The research design is experimental, with a t-test. The population is the sixth semester of HKBP Nommensen University at the academic year of 2016/2017,…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lervåg, Arne; Hulme, Charles; Melby-Lervåg, Monica – Child Development, 2018
Listening comprehension and word decoding are the two major determinants of the development of reading comprehension. The relative importance of different language skills for the development of listening and reading comprehension remains unclear. In this 5-year longitudinal study, starting at age 7.5 years (n = 198), it was found that the shared…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Justice, Laura M.; Lomax, Richard; O'Connell, Ann; Pentimonti, Jill; Petrill, Stephen A.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Gray, Shelley; Restrepo, Maria Adelaida; Cain, Kate; Catts, Hugh; Bridges, Mindy; Nielsen, Diane; Hogan, Tiffany; Bovaird, Jim; Nelson, J. Ron; Jiang, H.; Farquharson, K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
We investigated the extent to which working memory and behavioral attention predicted reading and listening comprehension in grades 1 through 3 and, whether their relative contributions differed by modality and grade. Separate grade samples (N = 370; ns = 125, 123, and 122 for grades 1, 2, and 3 respectively) completed multiple measures of word…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Comparative Analysis
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