According to Persulessy (1988), listening is a skill that tends to be neglected and one of the reasons for this opinion is the feeling among language teachers that this skill is automatically acquired by the learners as they learn to speak the language. Most of the teachers believe that listening will develop naturally through the process of language learning; also they assume listening is synonymous to breathing, automatically (Thomas and Dyer, 2007). As Hamouda (2013) stated, English listening comprehension is not given serious
However, listening is an important factor in communicating effectively because if one does not have a good listening skills, it can lead to messages being misunderstood. In our personal life, having a good listening skill can improve our self esteem and confidence, improve our school grades and in academic work. It can as well help us to increase our social network and even better health and general well being. Furthermore,
2. The importance of listening skill 1. (Ted Power, 2009) has mentioned that reading and listening are very important language skills in our everyday lives, where the students should be aware of the possibilities and the uses of reading and the listening because both are exploring new activities which facilitate discover creative methods in which language is used and help them to enhance the awareness of the use of grammar and other things related to language. 2. Reading and listening have a significant role in the vocabulary acquisition because words do not exist on their own, but they depend on each other and live with other words (Boyle, 1987; Longman Nation, 2005) .
In addition, Wolvin and Coakley (1991) state that listening is perceived to be critical for communication at work in association with entry-level employment, job success, general career competence, managerial competency, and effectiveness of relationships between supervisors and subordinates. With regards to foreign language learning, Krashen (1988) stresses that listening is fundamental to language acquisition providing the input that is the raw material necessary for the process to occur and listening is the best way to learn a second or foreign language because of its contribution to the development of the overall language proficiency. Through listening exercises, learners draw their attention to new forms (vocabulary, grammar, and interaction pattern), this provides the right conditions for language acquisition and development of their language skills. Furthermore, listening skill helps the listeners develop their communicative competence. “Speaking does not of itself constitute communication unless what is being said is comprehended by another person” (Rivers, 1966, p.
Listening comprehension is one of the important skills that learners must master for communicating in English. Without good listening comprehension skill, learners will find difficulties when they engage in the daily conversation using English. However, eventhough every learners knows that listening comprehension is an important skill, many of them do not feel determined to hone it. The possible cause might be the tedious learning atmosphere in the class. Being a student who attended the listening comprehension class, I felt the atmosphere of learning was dreary.
Speaking is one of four important skills that have to be mastered by students in learning English. Speaking is important for some reasons. First, it helps students to be active learners because they have something to speak. In other words, speaking avoids them to be passive learners. Second, speaking can help students to interact and communicate with others.
Listening skills also interoperates with verbal and non verbal communications which helps to receive messages sent by other people. From 70% an average which adults spent their time in communication where as 45% spent their time on listening 30% speaking 16% of them reading 9% writing(source:Adler,R.et al.2001) In business good listening people will help the organization which
In learning English, there are four basic skills that should be mastered by everyone. Those are listening, speaking, reading and writing. Listening is the one of the most important language skills and also foundation of all human communication. “Listening is the ability to identify and understand what other saying” (Saricoban,1999). Listening plays an important role in building communication skill, as well as we know; communication is a part of human’s daily activity.
Listening Skills Listening skills are the most important skills for people to communicate and real life for work that will lead to other skills, including speaking, reading and writing (Srikaew, D., Tangdhanakanond, K., & Kanjanawasee, S., 2015). If they do not listen to understand or appreciate the importance of dialogues. They cannot communicate with others. Occasionally, the course may use a recorded CD in English. The recorded CD will speak very quickly.
Listening is a very basic skill and acts as a foundation for other language skills. Listening exercises must be carefully constructed and a step by step procedure should be adopted (Brown and Yule, 1999). After listening, speaking is the next skill for language acquisition. The main purpose of learning speaking is to communicate and establish social relationships. Students should be encouraged to speak in English regardless of the mistakes they make as Baker and Westrup (2000) opine that students learn when they make mistakes and correct each other’s mistakes (pg.