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Iranian EFL Students' Listening Comprehension Problems


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1 English Language Department, University of Malaya, Malaysia
2 Department of English Language and Literature, School of Humanities, Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
3 English Language Department, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
 

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) listening skill is considered a problematic skill particularly in a foreign language context where practice opportunities are limited. This study aimed to explore the listening comprehension problems of a group of EFL learners. Survey method was followed to collect data from a group of Iranian tertiary level EFL learners (n = 100) using the Listening Comprehension Processing Problems Questionnaire. The results indicated that the learners experienced moderate to high levels of difficulty in all three categories of listening comprehension problems, namely perception, parsing, and utilization. The findings are expected to have useful implications for syllabus designers and teachers who intend to address the listening comprehension problems of EFL learners.

Keywords

EFL Language Teaching and Learning, Listening Skills, Listening Problems.
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Authors

Sara Nowrouzi
English Language Department, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Shu Sim Tam
English Language Department, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Gholamreza Zareian
Department of English Language and Literature, School of Humanities, Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Vahid Nimehchisalem
English Language Department, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract


English as a Foreign Language (EFL) listening skill is considered a problematic skill particularly in a foreign language context where practice opportunities are limited. This study aimed to explore the listening comprehension problems of a group of EFL learners. Survey method was followed to collect data from a group of Iranian tertiary level EFL learners (n = 100) using the Listening Comprehension Processing Problems Questionnaire. The results indicated that the learners experienced moderate to high levels of difficulty in all three categories of listening comprehension problems, namely perception, parsing, and utilization. The findings are expected to have useful implications for syllabus designers and teachers who intend to address the listening comprehension problems of EFL learners.

Keywords


EFL Language Teaching and Learning, Listening Skills, Listening Problems.

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