An investigation on junior college students’ learning problems in English-learning programs on the radio

Author1

Ming-Nuan Yang

Affiliation

Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan

Author2

Shu-Chu Chen

Affiliation

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the learning problems encountered by junior college EFL students when listening to English-learning programs on the radio. Specifically, the study also attempted to explore whether the frequency of listening difficulty varied across different school years and whether it varied across high, intermediate and low English proficiency groups. To identify the listening difficulties that students of different school years and proficiency groups encountered, the Listening Difficulty Questionnaire was administrated to 256 junior college students. The major finding was that among the five factors ‘listener’ factor caused junior college students’ EFL listening problems most often. It was also found that students’ listening abilities and school years influenced the average frequency of listening difficulties. Understanding students’ learning difficulties may enable EFL teachers to help students develop effective learning strategies and ultimately improve their English listening abilities. Some implications of the findings are discussed along with suggestions for further research.

Keywords

listening problems; listening abilities; English proficiency

Publication Date

December 20, 2007

Issue

Volume 1, Issue 2

Citation information

Yang, Ming-Nuan, and Shu-Chu Chen. 2007. “An investigation on junior college students’ learning problems in English-learning programs on the radio.” Language. Text. Society 1 (2): e106-e118. https://ltsj.online/2007-01-2-yang-chen-01. (Journal title at the time of publication: SamaraAltLinguo E-Journal.)

BibTeX

@Article{Yang2007a,
author = {Yang, Ming-Nuan and Chen, Shu-Chu},
title = {{An investigation on junior college students’ learning problems in English-learning programs on the radio}},
journal = {Language. Text. Society},
year = {2007},
volume = {1},
number = {2},
pages = {106–118},
url = {https://ltsj.online/2007-01-2-yang-chen-01/},
}

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