Practices in the Teaching of Listening in Grade 9 EFL Classrooms of Mote Secondary School
AbstractThis study was designed to examine the practices in the teaching of listening in Grade 9 EFL classrooms of Mote Secondary School. The study employed a descriptive survey design to attain the objective. The research used 108 Grade 9 students and 6 English language teachers who were teaching English as subjects of the study. To gather proper data for the study, questionnaire (both for students and teachers) and classroom observations were used. The data collected through questionnaire and classroom observations were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The findings of the study indicated that the teaching of listening in EFL classrooms (and that of English language teaching in general) is at a critical risk since teachers do not use the pre-listening, the while-listening and the post-listening activities to promote and facilitate the development of listening comprehension and because they never adapt or adopt activities which help students learn the skill effectively. Hence, the study recommended that an intensive training on classroom teaching and on the teaching materials which are currently in use are required for EFL teachers.
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