Journal of English Teaching through Movies and Media 2006;7(1):167-190.
Published online June 30, 2006.
A study of English listening strategy use by Korean college students
Hye Jin Chung
대학생 영어 학습자의 듣기 학습전략 사용에 관한 연구
The purpose of this study was to reveal the learning strategies which Korean college students frequently use in English listening comprehension. Listening strategy use was investigated through the means of questionnaire. Major findings of this study include: First, college English learners reported using listening strategies to a certain degree, but less frequently compared with learning strategies in general. Second, they used strategies related to compensational inference and affective stability very often, but social strategies were used infrequently. The study illustrated the active role of learning strategies in second/foreign language acquisition. It also offered English teachers and researchers the opportunity to understand EFL learners' listening processes and where to direct listening strategy instruction. If teachers introduce unfamiliar listening strategies which were found not commonly used by the students from this study, the strategy instruction could be effective for the development of the students' listening abilities and strategies, and for the training of students to become autonomous language learners who could continue studying English on their own. Further studies need to be conducted more in depth considering the limitations of this study in terms of its means and procedures.
Key Words: listening;strategy;strategy instruction

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