An Investigation of the Listening Comprehension Strategies Used by Iranian EFL Learners

Samira Aliakbari Mianmahaleh, Ramin Rahimy

Abstract


The main goal of this investigation was to identify the listening strategies of Iranian male and female foreign (English) language learners and to compare the listening strategies of both groups of research participants. A total number of 120 Iranian male and female EFL learners at Payam-e-Nour university sat for an OPT test so as to make a homogenous group. Then 76 participants were selected according to OPT criteria to sit for Cheng’s listening strategy questionnaire (2002) with subscales of '' Metacognitive , ''cognitive'', and '' Socio-affective'' strategies in the Likert-scale format. After gathering the data multiple statistical tests were run. The result indicated that Iranian EFL learners used more metacognitive strategies than cognitive and socio-affective strategies respectively and gender influenced selecting the types of strategies for listening.

 


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Learning Strategies, Listening Strategies, Metacognitive Strategies, Cognitive Strategies, Socio-affective Strategies

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