THE EFFECT OF LISTENING STRATEGY TRAINING ON FRESHMAN ENGLISH MAJORS AND THEIR LEARNING PROCESS OF LISTENING SKILLS
Keywords:Listening process, Listening strategies, Listening strategy instruction.
AbstractThis paper reports on a study on listening strategy training for first-year English majors at Dalat University. The study focused on the effect of strategy instruction on learners and the process in which learners handled strategies when performing listening tasks. Data were collected using pre- and post-tests, think-aloud tasks, observation, and interviews. Findings revealed that strategy instruction had a positive effect on learners’ performance and benefited both low- and high-ability learners. Learners used an array of listening strategies for a specific task and for different phases of the listening process. The paper concludes by putting forward some recommendations for instructional practice.
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