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

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.  


Authentic materials; comprehension; extensive listening; narrow listening; news

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19183/how.24.1.311


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