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From Call to Mall: The Effectiveness of Podcast on EFL Higher Education Students’ Listening Comprehension

Author(s): Hind Al Fadda | Nada Al Qasim

Journal: English Language Teaching
ISSN 1916-4742

Volume: 6;
Issue: 9;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Despite recognition that language can best be learned in an authentic context, and a growing emphasis on the importance of using technology to improve listening skills, only limited research in this area exists in a Saudi context. To add to this research, this quantitative study examines the influence of podcasting on the listening comprehension of 46 female Saudi EFL students in higher education. The randomly selected participants were divided into two groups: a control and an experimental group, and given a six week treatment. A T-test and questionnaire were employed, and the results indicate significant differences between the two groups, favoring the experimental group.
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