From Call to Mall: The Effectiveness of Podcast on EFL Higher Education Students’ Listening Comprehension

Journal Article
, Al fadda & Al Qasim . 2013
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المجلة \ الصحيفة: 
English Language Teaching
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Despite recognition that language can best be learned in an authentic context, and a growing emphasis on the
importance of using technology to improve listening skills, only limited research in this area exists in a Saudi
context. To add to this research, this quantitative study examines the influence of podcasting on the listening
comprehension of 46 female Saudi EFL students in higher education. The randomly selected participants were
divided into two groups: a control and an experimental group, and given a six week treatment. A T-test and
questionnaire were employed, and the results indicate significant differences between the two groups, favoring the
experimental group.