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Pages: 7467-7475
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE EFFECT OF SPEECH RATE ON LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF EFL LEARNERS

B. Gorjian1, A. Hayati2, H. Matoori3, A. Abolghasemi1, G. Rezapour1

1Department of TEFL, Abadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadan (IRAN)
2University of Ahvaz (IRAN)
3Department of TEFL, Khoramshar Branch, Islamic Azad University (IRAN)
This research attempted to examine the effect of speech rate on listening comprehension of Iranian EFL learners. Initially, a sample of 108 sophomore EFL learners majoring English translation were selected from Abadan Islamic Azad University. Then base on an ECCE proficiency test, 62 were chosen to be divided into two homogeneous groups of 31. One group had only exposure to natural speech rate and the other one only to slow speech rate listening materials. After thirteen academic sessions, pre-test and post-test results and comparison showed that those who had exposure to natural speech rate listening materials had greater improvements on their listening comprehension. However, exposure to slow speech rate also could make some improvements on EFL learners but not comparable to that of natural one. These findings suggest that each speech rates, whether natural or slow, had some elements that could create this improvement. Both speech rates count positive toward developing EFL learners listening comprehension; however, natural speech rate could demonstrate greater improvements than slow speech rate in EFL learners' listening comprehension.
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author = {Gorjian, B. and Hayati, A. and Matoori, H. and Abolghasemi, A. and Rezapour, G.},
title = {THE EFFECT OF SPEECH RATE ON LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF EFL LEARNERS},
series = {4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN12 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-695-3491-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {7467-7475}}
TY - CONF
AU - B. Gorjian AU - A. Hayati AU - H. Matoori AU - A. Abolghasemi AU - G. Rezapour
TI - THE EFFECT OF SPEECH RATE ON LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF EFL LEARNERS
SN - 978-84-695-3491-5/2340-1117
PY - 2012
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2012
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN12 Proceedings
SP - 7467
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B. Gorjian, A. Hayati, H. Matoori, A. Abolghasemi, G. Rezapour (2012) THE EFFECT OF SPEECH RATE ON LISTENING COMPREHENSION OF EFL LEARNERS, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 7467-7475.
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