Can Strategy Instruction Improve Listening Comprehension?

Authors

  • Irene Thompson,

    1. The George Washington University
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      Irene Thompson (Ph.D., The George Washington University) is Professor of Russian at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

  • Joan Rubin

    1. The George Washington University
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      Joan Rubin (Ph.D., Yale University) is Senior Research Associate at The George Washington University.


Abstract

ABSTRACT  This paper is a report of a classroom-based, longitudinal study of the effect of learner strategy instruction on listening comprehension. The subjects were students enrolled in a required third-year Russian language course at a university. The listening materials consisted of video segments from simulated authentic materials developed for learners of Russian, segments from Russian television, and movies. The hypothesis that systematic instruction in the use of strategies will result in the improvement of listening comprehension was confirmed.

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