www.ccsenet.org/elt English Language Teaching Vol. 4, No. 1; March 2011

The Relationship between Listening Strategies Used by Iranian EFL
Freshman University Students and Their Listening Proficiency Levels

Farinaz Shirani Bidabadi (Corresponding author)
Faculty of Education, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Malaysia
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Hamidah Yamat
Faculty of Education, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Malaysia
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Abstract:The purpose of the current study was to identify Iranian EFL freshman university students’ listening proficiency
levels and the listening strategies they employed to investigate the relationship between these two variables. A total
of 92 freshmen were involved in this study. The Oxford Placement Test was employed to identify the learners’listening proficiency levels and a Listening Strategy Questionnaire was used to identify the strategies they employedin listening. The descriptive analysis of the listening strategy questionnaire revealed that Iranian EFL freshmanuniversity students at advanced, intermediate, and lower-intermediate levels employedmeta-cognitive strategiesmore frequently and actively; followed by cognitive and socio-affective listening strategies. The Pearson Correlationanalysis also indicated that there was a significant positive correlation between the listening strategies employed byadvanced, intermediate, and lower-intermediate freshmen and their listening proficiency levels at p<0.01 and p<0.05 levels respectively

Keywords: Listening strategy use, Listening proficiency levels, EFL, Freshman students

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