“I Can See What I Hear”: Reading-While-Listening (RWL) to Develop Listening Fluency

Tedjaatmadja, Herwindy Maria (2012) “I Can See What I Hear”: Reading-While-Listening (RWL) to Develop Listening Fluency. In: Language in the Online and Offline World 3 : The Transformation, May 29 and 30, 2012, Petra Christian University.

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    Abstract: For many years, EFL learners have been struggling to develop listening fluency. It is also often stated that the less accessible listening process has made teachers test instead of teaching listening (Field, 2003). What teachers can do the most is to help them practice and learn; thus, a considerable amount of comprehensible input is a key factor to auditory comprehension. Unfortunately, learners often complain about being unable to understand what they hear due to the characteristics of spoken text. They need to visualize the words. Therefore, Reading-While-Listening (RWL) is like killing two birds with one stone. Combining both input types will increase comprehension; resulting in more acquisition (Long, cited in Ellis, 1994). This paper discusses the role of Reading-While-Listening (RWL) in EFL contexts. It explains why spoken texts are more difficult to acquire, discusses the benefits of Reading-While-Listening (RWL) as well as integrating it in input- and output-based practice in EFL contexts. Keywords: Reading-While-Listening (RWL), listening fluency, input- and output-based practice

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
    Depositing User: Herwindy Maria
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2012 09:34
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 09:34
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/15448

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