The impact of top-down listening strategies and bottom-up listening strategies instruction in the students’ listening performance

Pérez Gómez, Jaime Roberto and Rodas Ramos, César Baltazar and Solís Morales, Jonathan Alexander (2014) The impact of top-down listening strategies and bottom-up listening strategies instruction in the students’ listening performance. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

The importance of listening in language learning has only been recognized relatively recently (Oxford, 1993), since the role of listening comprehension in language learning was takenfor granted, merited little research and hardly ever pedagogical attention. Although listening played an important role in audio-lingual methods, students only listened to repeat and developing a better pronunciation (Feyten,1991). However, in recent years there has been an increased focus on second language ability because of its perceived importance in language learning acquisition (Sadighi, 2006: 1). Language learning depends on listening since it provides the aural input that serves as the basis for language acquisition and enables learners to interact in spoken communication (Guo& Wills, 2003: 3). It has been recently discussed that listening is the fundamental skill for language acquisition. For it has been considered as the main vehicle through which people gain a large portion of their education (Bulletin, 2004). In fact, input hypothesis suggested that people acquire language by the linguistic information they hear (Krashen, 1985). In addition, the message understood and processed will serve for reinforcing output. Successively, while processing the information heard students compare and integrate their previous knowledge to the information acquired after listening. Afterwards, the processed information is retained for future use (Earway, 1984).

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enseñanza del idioma inglés
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Master Carlos Alberto Ferrer
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 20:22
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/6003

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