Listening Strategies Utilized by Thai Students to Enhance the Listening Comprehension of ASEAN Englishes-Accented Conversations (75501)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Session Chair: Laila Familiar

Thursday, 23 November 2023 09:50
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Listening is recognized as an essential language skill for being a successful communicator in both educational and professional contexts. Despite its importance, listening comprehension is perceived as one of the most complicated tasks for language learners, especially the comprehension of non-native English accents. It is considered that knowing which listening strategies should be utilized and how to apply those strategies are very significant for achieving listening comprehension of non-native English accents. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate and compare the listening strategies (i.e., cognitive, metacognitive, and socio-affective) utilized by high-ability and low-ability listeners to comprehend ASEAN Englishes-accented conversations. Overall, 200 participants were required to report their perceived use of listening strategies by completing a questionnaire adapted from the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), followed by explaining their use of these strategies in detail through the think-aloud task. The findings reveal that the high-ability listeners deploy overall listening strategies significantly more frequently than the low-ability listeners. The high-ability listeners also tend to know better which strategy should be utilized and how to successfully apply these strategies in a systematic way to achieve the listening comprehension of ASEAN Englishes-accented conversations. Based on the findings, strategy-based instruction is recommended for training low-ability listeners to apply listening strategies effectively and appropriately to achieve listening comprehension.

Wachirapong Yaemtui, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Dr WACHIRAPONG YAEMTUI is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00