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Listening strategies instruction: effects on Hong Kong students’ general strategic behaviour

Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, Springer Nature, ISSN 2363-5169

Volume 2, 1, 2017

DOI:10.1186/s40862-017-0029-8, Dimensions: pub.1086097946,

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  1. (1) University of Copenhagen, grid.5254.6, KU

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The present article reports on a study which explores the impact of listening strategies instruction on typical strategic behaviour. Participants were 38 Hong Kong students of Spanish divided into two groups: the experimental group, who were trained in listening strategies, and the control group, who presented similar level of Spanish, needs, educational and cultural background, but did not receive such a training. The listening strategies instruction consisted in integrating the development of listening strategies into a regular course of Spanish as a foreign language. Data referring to participants’ general strategic behaviour were gathered at two time points (before and after the instruction) from a researcher-designed self-report questionnaire which required students to express the frequency they employed every specific listening strategy. Results point out modest differences in general listening strategic behaviour after the strategies instruction in both groups.

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