The effect of listening comprehension skills on students' performance in oral English language test

  • SH Gomwalk


This paper presents the report of a study that investigated the effects of listening comprehension skill training on students' performance in Oral English Test. To investigate the effects that the teaching of listening comprehension skills would have on the performance in Oral English test, 82 Senior Secondary School 2 students were selected from a Senior Secondary School in Bokkos town in Plateau State, Nigeria. On the whole, the finding shows that instruction in listening comprehension skills has a significant effect on the students' performance in an Oral English test. It thus means that students' performance in Oral English can be enhanced when they are taught listening comprehension skills and given variety of opportunities to practice and use the skills in oral communication.

Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 4 () 2007: pp.131-139

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