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The relationship between the level of proficiency and listening comprehension strategy use of Iranian EFL learners

Author Affiliations

  • 1 English Language Department, Islamic Azad University, Abadeh branch, Abadeh, IRAN
  • 2 English Language Department, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz branch, Shiraz, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 37-40, December,2 (2015)


The present research concentrated on a specific group of students (2nd year) of English translation at Islamic Azad University Abadeh branch, Abadeh, Iran. Itís an attempt to discover strategies implemented by the language learners in case they didnít comprehend the point made by the lecturer. The results of the study indicate the pressure the students face when they want to get used to an instruction atmosphere in English. The study also revealed a strong tie between English proficiency level and translating into Farsi while the teacher speaks English and the students are confused because of weak listening comprehension abilities. The SPSS was applied to estimate mean, standard deviation, percentage and T tests. The findings of this work show that listening strategies are not solely exercised in the face of listening skills development.\


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