Enhancing Listening Comprehension through a Group Work Guessing Game

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Sasan Baleghizadeh
Fatemeh Arabtabar


The present paper is an attempt to introduce an innovative technique for a more effective teaching of L2 listening comprehension through a process-oriented approach. Much of what is traditionally known as listening practice is in fact testing material in which students are required to listen to a recording and answer a number of comprehension questions. However, as a preliminary step, teachers should focus on the process of listening comprehension by encouraging students to employ efficient learning strategies during the listening process and cooperatively evaluate them in the class. The suggested technique in this article provides students with appropriate metacognitive strategies, which pave the way for successful L2 listening practice.

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Baleghizadeh, S., & Arabtabar, F. (2010). Enhancing Listening Comprehension through a Group Work Guessing Game. HOW Journal, 17(1), 133-143. Retrieved from https://www.howjournalcolombia.org/index.php/how/article/view/69
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Sasan Baleghizadeh, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C.

Sasan Baleghizadeh is an Assistant Professor of TEFL at Shahid Beheshti University, G.C. of Iran, where he teaches applied linguistics, syllabus design, and materials development. He is the author of Tales from Rumi, Tales from Men of Wisdom, and a number of other simplified readers all published by the Iran Language Institute. His recent research papers have appeared in TESL Reporter, ELT Journal, Novitas-ROYAL, and Studies in Literature and Language.

Fatemeh Arabtabar, Khatam University

Fatemeh Arabtabar holds an MA degree in TEFL from Khatam University in Tehran, Iran. She has extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign language at different levels of language proficiency. She is interested in doing research in language learning strategies.


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