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Madani, Behnaz Sadat; Kheirzadeh, Shiela – International Journal of Listening, 2022
The present study investigated the extent to which four pre-listening activities, "pre-teaching vocabulary", "content discussion", "pre-reading questions" and "topic discussion," assisted EFL learners with their performance on listening comprehension tests across two different proficiency groups (elementary…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Activities
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Bourgault du Coudray, Chantal – International Journal of Listening, 2022
Humanistic psychology is grounded in dialogic communication and existentialist phenomenology, involving a relational philosophy and experientialist methodology. Its relative neglect within listening research is canvased before exploring the praxis of Gestalt therapy -- a humanistic psychotherapy -- which models integration of philosophy, theory,…
Descriptors: Listening, Psychotherapy, Praxis, Research
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Suvorov, Ruslan; He, Shanshan – International Journal of Listening, 2022
There is a growing consensus that the ability to understand and process visual information should be part of the second language (L2) listening construct; however, the findings of studies exploring the use of visuals in L2 listening assessment contexts remain inconclusive. To better understand the underlying reasons for these inconclusive results,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Visual Aids
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von Zansen, Anna; Hilden, Raili; Laihanen, Emma – International Journal of Listening, 2022
In this study, we used the Rasch measurement to investigate the fairness of the listening section of a national computerized high-stakes English test for differential item functioning (DIF) across gender subgroups. The computerized test format inspired us to investigate whether the items measure listening comprehension differently for females and…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Listening Comprehension Tests, Listening Comprehension, Gender Differences
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Sok, Sarah; Shin, Hye Won – International Journal of Listening, 2022
The influence of individual difference variables on second language (L2) listening comprehension has been an area of research that has been gaining renewed attention in recent years. The current study investigated the effects of two cognitive variables, aptitude and metacognitive awareness, on 107 native-Korean, English as a foreign language…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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Fujita, Ryoko – International Journal of Listening, 2022
This study aims to investigate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' use of context information under various noise conditions. The participants were seven Japanese undergraduate students. A noise test adopted from the Speech-Perception-in-Noise (SPIN) test (Kalikow et al., 1977) was used. Four signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) conditions (SNR =…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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In'nami, Yo; Koizumi, Rie – International Journal of Listening, 2022
To better understand the relationship between second-language (L2) listening comprehension and metacognitive awareness, we examined the moderating effects of listening tests and learner samples while focusing on aspects of metacognitive awareness. Students of English-as-a-foreign-language at a Japanese university (n = 75; the 2019 cohort) took the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Chou, Mu-Hsuan – International Journal of Listening, 2021
Listening is a fundamental language skill that enables language learners to receive information and interact with others. Learners use strategies to facilitate learning, perform tasks, and compensate for gaps in linguistic knowledge. Listening and learning strategies have not received much attention at secondary level in Taiwan until recently.…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension Tests, Listening Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wang, Haiping; Yu, Guoxing – International Journal of Listening, 2021
Listen-to-summarize cloze (LSC) tasks are not rare in high-stakes language tests; however, we know little about what test-takers do during the tasks. In our study, we examined 16 students' think-aloud protocols (TAPs) which were recorded while they were completing two LSC tasks. The analysis of the 16 TAPs indicated iterative cognitive processes…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cloze Procedure, Language Tests, High Stakes Tests
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Aryadoust, Vahid – International Journal of Listening, 2021
This study investigates the underlying structure of the listening test of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) exam, comparing the fit of five cognitive diagnostic assessment models comprising the deterministic input noisy "and" gate (DINA), generalized DINA (G-DINA), deterministic input noisy "or"…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension Tests, Cognitive Measurement, Models, Foreign Countries
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Karimi, Lotfollah – International Journal of Listening, 2021
Listening skill functions as a foundation without which communication will be quite difficult, if not impossible. This skill is one of the most problematic areas in second language learning and using traditional methods to teach the skill has further compounded the problem. Although many studies have been conducted concerning the skill, working on…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bian, Xu; Cai, Xiaojun; Cai, Dianmei – International Journal of Listening, 2021
The study investigated the relationship between listening and reading vocabularies and their contributions to English listening comprehension of advanced Chinese EFL learners from two universities in China. Measures of reading and listening vocabularies consisted of 5,000 and academic vocabularies. Two tasks involved in the listening comprehension…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Sight Vocabulary, Academic Language
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Nix, John-Michael L. – International Journal of Listening, 2021
The relationship between second language (L2) listening presage and process variables was examined in a large cross-sectional study. A formal model of learning beliefs was adapted to create a structural equation model testing the interrelationships of individual difference (gender, practice, experience with native teachers) and trait variables…
Descriptors: Correlation, Listening Comprehension, Case Studies, Individual Differences
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Furuya, Aiko – International Journal of Listening, 2021
The present study aims to examine how listening comprehension processes (top-down and bottom-up) differ by second language proficiency. To investigate such differences, experiments (listening tasks) followed by questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were conducted. Participants included 18 lower intermediate learners, 19 upper intermediate…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Takkaç Tulgar, Aysegül – International Journal of Listening, 2021
Studies in language education have mainly been carried out either on target language as a second or a foreign language. However, there are not enough studies on second language and foreign language education in the same setting. This comparative case study investigated the attitudes of two language learner groups toward listening based on their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, College Students, Public Colleges
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