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Difficulties in Listening Comprehension Encountered by Students of English Department University of Muhammadiyah Malang

Prastiyowati, Santi (2016) Difficulties in Listening Comprehension Encountered by Students of English Department University of Muhammadiyah Malang. Difficulties in Listening Comprehension Encountered by Students of English Department University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

This study describes the difficulties in listening comprehension encountered by the first-year students of English Department. This study employs descriptive qualitative method. Questionnaires with close and open-ended questions are used as the research instrument. The object of this study was 42 students of English Department who finished their first semester. The study revealed that several problems occurred in the teaching and learning of listening. The problems were related to listeners’ performance, listening materials, students’ physical limits, and supporting equipment. Based on the data obtained, the major problem faced by the students were related to listening materials and students’ performance. Different phonological system, which dealt with the materials, and guessing unknown words seemed to affect their listening comprehension. The study also found out that students applied several strategies to develop their listening mastery. Most of them (78.6%) conducted independent study outside the class. Most of them prefer listening to English songs and watching English movies. Some loved to listen to news and watching YouTube videos.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Postgraduate > Master of Education Policy and Development (86104)
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 05:20
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 05:48
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/32532

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