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Using Authentic Videos to Improve EFL Students` Listening Comprehension
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  • Journal title : International Journal of Contents
  • Volume 11, Issue 4,  2015, pp.15-24
  • Publisher : The Korea Contents Association
  • DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2015.11.4.015
 Title & Authors
Using Authentic Videos to Improve EFL Students` Listening Comprehension
Kim, Hea-Suk;
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the use of video resources on improving listening comprehension. 86 students enrolled in a summer session at a Korean university participated in the study. They were assigned to one of three groups based on the results of their TOEIC test scores: 29 students were assigned to the low group, 29 students to the intermediate group, and 28 students to the advanced group. Each group studied the same lessons using authentic video materials. They were taught for 10 sessions over three weeks. The pre- and post-test design helped to determine whether authentic videos were effective in improving listening skills for all proficiency levels. In addition, a questionnaire investigated students` perceptions toward using video resources. Paired sample t-tests, ANOVAs, and an ANCOVA were utilized to identify significant differences. It was concluded that in the intermediate and advanced proficiency groups, the students` listening skills increased significantly after learning with videos. In addition, listening improvements among the intermediate and advanced students were much greater than those of the low proficiency group. As for students` perceptions toward using video resources for improving their English listening skills, they responded positively. Based on these findings, pedagogical implications are suggested, and future studies will be discussed.
Video Resources;Listening Comprehension;Perceptions;Learners` Proficiency;English Listening;
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