Exploring the use of Podcasts in Improving English Listening Comprehension Skills among English-major Students at FPT University, HCM
Authors: Hoan Hoang Van, Nguyen Thi Thu Cuc
Abstract: FPT University students have been taking online learning for numerous semesters since the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam in 2020. The English language is a discipline that necessitates ongoing training, and distant learning demands effective learning methods as well as student motivation. Listening is an important element of communication in people's daily lives when learning English . Despite widespread agreement that language is best taught in a realistic context, and an increasing focus on the need of using technology to develop listening skills, there has been relatively little research in this area in the Vietnam context. To contribute to this field of inquiry, the researchers conducted research with an experiment to collect data with 12 students of FPT English major and used T-test and descriptive analysis to analyze the data. After performing experiments, collecting data, and analyzing, we have obtained results to explore whether podcasting helps students in the FPT English major to improve their listening comprehension skills, investigate students' attitudes towards using podcasts to improve their English listening comprehension skills and determine if students have any challenges using podcasts. This would be an important study outcome for FPT University teachers and students to better understand and implement podcasts to assist teaching and learning.
Keywords: Podcasts, English, Listening Skills, Comprehension, Student, FPT University
Paper Id: 1297
Published On: 2021-12-08
Published In: Volume 9, Issue 6, November-December 2021
Cite This: Exploring the use of Podcasts in Improving English Listening Comprehension Skills among English-major Students at FPT University, HCM - Hoan Hoang Van, Nguyen Thi Thu Cuc - IJIRMPS Volume 9, Issue 6, November-December 2021.