Journal of English Teaching through Movies and Media 2014;15(2):147-166.
Published online September 30, 2014.
Effects of Online Video Support on Listening Comprehension and EFL Learners' Perceptions
young Mun Chae
Abstract
This study aims to demonstrate that online videos, from websites such as YouTube, when used as a supportive tool for the main textbook, have a positive effect on enhancing learners' listening performance in the EFL classroom. The participants in the experiment were 58 Korean EFL university students enrolled in a General English course and the research was implemented for 14 weeks. The TOEIC listening test was conducted as pre- and post-tests. At the end of the semester, a questionnaire was used to examine students' perceptions and attitudes toward using videos during classes. To analyze the main outcomes of the study, descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, and factor analysis were used. Students who were taught only with the textbook in a traditional way were compared with those who were taught through exposure to a number of different videos. Results indicated a significant difference between the 2- videogroup and the control group. No significant improvement in listening performance was observed in the 1-video group. It is thus confirmed that more than two segments of video exposure could lead to significant improvement in listening performance. The survey showed that participants generally had a positive attitude towards using videos;however, increasing the number of video clips did not generate a significant increase in positive attitude. Some implications are presented in concluding this paper.
Key Words: L2 listening comprehension;listening support;video


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