Extensive Listening in a Colombian University: Process, Product, and Perceptions

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Carlos A. Mayora


The current paper reports an experience implementing a small-scale narrow listening scheme (one of the varieties of extensive listening) with intermediate learners of English as a foreign language in a Colombian university. The paper presents (a) how the scheme was designed and implemented, including materials and procedures (the process); (b) how the students performed in the different activities with an emphasis on time spent watching/listening and their perceptions of video difficulty and self-rated comprehension (the product); and (c) how the students felt and viewed the experience (perception). Product and perceptions showed that the pedagogical implementation was positive which leads to a discussion of a number of implications for this context and similar ones.  

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Mayora, C. A. (2017). Extensive Listening in a Colombian University: Process, Product, and Perceptions. HOW Journal, 24(1), 101-121. https://doi.org/10.19183/how.24.1.311
Reports on Pedagogical Experiences
Author Biography

Carlos A. Mayora, Universidad del Valle

Carlos A. Mayora holds a B.Ed. in English as a foreign language from Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas (2000) and an M.A. in applied linguistics from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela). He is currently an assistant teacher at Escuela de Ciencias del Lenguaje, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.


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