Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2019, Vol. 10(3) 54-77
pp. 54 - 77 | Manu. Number: MANU-1906-25-0003.R1
Published online: September 30, 2019 | Number of Views: 132 | Number of Download: 615
This study investigates the effect of adopting some esl-lab.com episodes on developing listening comprehension of the third year English major students at l-Azhar University- Gaza .
The researcher uses one major tool which is the listening achievement test. A list of the most important listening micro skills was established, and then the researcher chooses four listening comprehension micro skills to build the test depending on the way medium esl-lab.com presents the listening exercises and the university listening course description. Then the test was delivered to a number of juries from different universities to assure it's validity and suitability to the four chosen sub skills.
The study sample was a 48 female students studying listening and speaking course during the second semester of the academic year 2010-2011. The study sample was divided into the experimental group(24) and the control group(24) who was pretested before the implementation of medium ESL episodes. The experimental group proceed the experiment in the university lab to practice medium ESL episodes via direct internet access to esl-lab.com website,while the control group proceeds the experiment in class to practice the same medium esl-lab.com episodes via an ordinary way of teaching . The experiment lasts for eight weeks , then a post test was applied to see how much students get improved. The results were statistically analyzed.
The study findings revealed that there were significant differences in listening comprehension achievement for the favor of the post test results due to online practice on medium esl-lab.com episodes. Findings also revealed that online medium esl-lab.com episodes have large effect on students' achievement. Based on the above findings the researcher presents a number of recommendations and suggestions for university system, English language department, teachers and English majors as well.
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