Determining the Difficulty Level of Listening Tasks

Mohamadi, Zohre
June 2013
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p987
Academic Journal
Materials development has distinguished history but this history is exclusively devoted to designing, developing and sequencing language activities. Assessing difficulty level of activities is an integral part of this process whose history is exclusively devoted to reading, writing, and speaking skills. This research aimed at introducing significant elements that trigger potential sources of difficulty for language learners. Since listening skill is the Cinderella skill (neglected by discourse community in comparison with other skills) especially at Asian context, and since difficulty level of tasks has been scientifically proved to have significant effects on language learning and more generally in motivating and demotivating the learners, this research can provide insights for language teachers and learners by helping them to notice how language activities and their inherent features may facilitate or hinder language learning.


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