T2-verwerving: Onderzoek ontmoet onderwijsparktijk
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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L2 listening is important for both communication and language learning. In language courses, however, the focus on listening is minimal. Moreover, previous research has been inconclusive about the best approach to teach listening skills. Listening pedagogy focuses mainly on comprehension. This article presents a listening training experiment with a pretest-training-posttest design. Two intact groups of adult learners of Dutch were trained on either recognition or comprehension. The Recognition Group improved significantly more on listening and grammar tests than the Comprehension Group. The groups differed significantly in several crucial aspects though. Including these variables as covariates did not change the positive result. However, the number of informants was too low to draw final conclusions and further research is required to find further support the findings in this study.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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