Jane E. Berne (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Listening Comprehension Strategies: A Review of the Literature
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2004 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 37, Issue 4, pages 521–531, December 2004
How to Cite
Berne, J. E. (2004), Listening Comprehension Strategies: A Review of the Literature. Foreign Language Annals, 37: 521–531. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2004.tb02419.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
Abstract: Numerous studies related to listening comprehension strategies have been published in the past two decades. The present study seeks to build upon two previous reviews of listening comprehension strategies research. Of particular interest in this review are studies dealing with the types of cues used by listeners, the sequence of listening, differences between more- and less-proficient listeners, listening strategy instruction, strategies versus tactics, and identifying listening problems. This review first summarizes the findings of a number of studies in each of these areas. Based on these summaries, the review then posits some general conclusions and suggests directions for future research. The review demonstrates that listening comprehension strategies have been and continue to be a very fruitful area for researchers to explore.