A STUDY OF ENGLISH LISTENING STRATEGIES APPLIED BY ENGLISH NON-MAJORED STUDENTS AT TAY DO UNIVERSITY, VIETNAM

Hanh Thi Dang, Bich Van Au, Hai Thanh Chau

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Listening comprehension is one of the important skills for learning a foreign language. Among four basic skills in language leaning, many researchers say that listening skill is applied the most frequently. Therefore, strategies for listening comprehension and the ability to employ them effectively are indispensable in language learning. This paper was an attempt to investigate the listening strategies employed by English non-majored students at Tay Do University. A total of 64 students of two different majors at the university participated in this study to answer a widely used language learning strategy questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of 31 questions including metacognitive strategies, cognitive strategies, social and affective strategies. The data were analyzed by SPSS 11.5 program. The findings indicated that most students applied listening strategies with different degrees and they needed guidance from their instructors. Moreover, the study also presents the relationships among these listening strategies. Finally, the results of this study provide implications for improving the quality of teaching and learning listening skill in the Vietnamese context.

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English listening strategies; listening comprehension; English non-majored students

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