Enhancing English Listening Skills by Using MP3

By Frances Feng-Mei Choi and Mei-Ling Chen.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This study explored the effect of MP3-based learning program on EFL college students listening performance and examined the perceptions of participants concerning project concepts, the operation difficulties, the effectiveness and other considerations of this training program. One hundred and seventeen participants were recruited for this study. They were randomly assigned to one of two groups. The study employed a pretest/posttest comparison group design. After the five-month MP3 self-training, the questionnaires were administered to the experimental participants to elicit their perception on MP3 listening training. Results of the study indicated that students participating in MP3 training program demonstrated significant improvement when compared with those in the control group. The study revealed that MP3 was a cost-effective tool that could positively improve students’ listening ability.

Keywords: Perception, MP3, EFL Listening Training, Multimedia

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp.193-200. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 519.211KB).

Dr. Frances Feng-Mei Choi

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, HungKuang University, Taiwan

Frances Choi earned her Doctor of Philosophy at University of Montana in 2004. She is currently an associate professor at the Deparment of Applied Foreign Languages, HungKung University in Taiwan. Her research interests include langauge assesment and technology in education.

Mei-Ling Chen

Assistant Professor, Applied of Foreign Languages, Hungkung University, Sha Lung, Taiwan

Grace Chen got her Ed. D from Spalding University in 2004. She is now an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Hungkung University in Taiwan. Her research interests include teaching methods, second language acquisition, language learning strategies and learning styles.

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