Authors: Mustafa Bingol1
1 Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Listening comprehension is very important in terms of acquiring language input. Within this context, as the listening provides transformation of the input into meaning, it has a significant place in ESL and EFL learning and teaching. However, it is not always easy for students of different nations, ages, cultures and habits. On the other hand, the attitudes of educators have a great impact upon the development of listening skills of the learners. This paper is to provide awareness about the importance of listening skills as well as some useful suggestions to contribute to the development of listening comprehension of learners.
Keywords: Listening Activities, Listening Comprehension, Listening Components, Obstacles
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