Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 9
Page No. 2659 - 2667

Dynamics and their Perception to Develop Effective Listening Skills

Authors : Manas Moulic and Mojibur Rahman

Abstract: Listening as a language skill is not hearing, rather an active process involving attentive reception of aural as well as visual stimuli through ears and eyes, appropriate comprehension and retention of the messages or intention of the speaker followed by a suitable response. But it is likely that perception of information and intention become effective if dynamic factors like speech situation, speech event and the speech act are considered while listening. In an attempt to understand whether proper perception of these dynamics affect effective listening or not, a quantitative research was carried out with 50 under-graduate ESL learners of West Bengal, India. The listening test was carried out with popular Indian animation film in English with an aim to find out whether listening is more effective with a video extract or with audio extract and how far learners could effectively identify the content if exposed to various dynamic factors of a communication environment. The analysis of the data revealed that the research participants could listen better with video extract and their comprehension of the messages and intentions of speaker became easier when they considered the dynamics like speech situation, speech events and speech act.

How to cite this article:

Manas Moulic and Mojibur Rahman, 2018. Dynamics and their Perception to Develop Effective Listening Skills. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 2659-2667.

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