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Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-6  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


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Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions towards Teaching Listening Skills in CLT Classrooms: the Case of First Year Students in Wolaita Sodo University
Firew Dejene Becho and Ayele Eyob Kenta
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature: Wolaita Sodo University
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Abstract:

English language plays an important role in educational system and business communication in many countries. So, the need for good communication skills in English has created an immense demand for quality English language teaching. With this in mind, the current study was conducted with objective to determine teachers’ and students’ perception towards teaching listening skills in EFL classrooms since it was one of least explored area in Ethiopian context. To achieve the study objectives, a descriptive research design was employed. Regarding, the data collection tools: questionnaire was used to collect data from students (40), and randomly selected eight (8) teachers’ who were teaching English courses were interviewed. Data gathered through both instruments were organized, and analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques; finally, interpreted thematically. The major findings of the study show that students considered learning listening skill as a difficult language skill mainly due to its pronunciation and often fail to benefit from classroom instruction in English. This is because both teachers and students did not seem familiar with listening strategies since there is shortage of relevant materials and facilities for teaching listening skills. Finally, recommendations were forwarded.

Keywords: Listening skill, Attitude, English as foreign language, CLT approach.
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Firew Dejene Becho and Ayele Eyob kenta. 2020. Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions towards Teaching Listening Skills in CLT Classrooms: the Case of First Year Students in Wolaita Sodo University.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(6): 13-25
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.806.003