Saeedakhtar, A., Haqju, R., & Rouhi, A. (2021). The impact of collaborative listening to podcasts on high school learners’ listening comprehension and vocabulary learning. System, 101, 102588.
It is a new article as it was published in 2021.
The article can be useful in the area of language learning as the authors cogitate about the influence of particular factors on the development of specific skills. For this reason, it can be cited regarding language learning.
It is a mixed article which is evidenced by several factors. First, it uses statistical tools such as ANOVA to process information acquired from participants. Second, it is a quasi-experimental study with the introduction of several groups, including the control one. Finally, quantitative data is used to investigate the issue. At the same time, the personal attitudes of participants are analyzed, which is typical for qualitative studies.
The article attempts to answer whether collaborative listening to podcasts might have a positive influence on intermediate learners’ listening comprehension and vocabulary learning. It also focuses on determining students’ attitudes to this intervention.
The paper has an abstract and the following sections:
- The study
Results of the questionnaire
The division is similar to other works as it includes the background of the study, methods, results, and discussion.
Saeedakhtar, Haqju, and Rouhi (2021) that the method can be effective for improving outcomes among intermediate learners.
Peer-peer interaction is not effective in improving learners’ listening skills but can influence their vocabulary learning (Saeedakhtar et al., 2021).
Abdous, M., Camarena, M. M., & Facer, B. R. (2009). MALL technology: Use of academic podcasting in the foreign language classroom. ReCALL, 21(1), 76-95
Abdous, M., Facer, B.R., & Yen, C. (2012). Academic effectiveness of podcasting: A comparative study of integrated versus supplemental use of podcasting in second language classes. Computers & Education, 58(1), 43-52.
They use the measures of frequency and central tendency.
The authors use the narrative style to present the study and findings.
- Podcasts play a positive role in improving listening and vocabulary skills among learners.
- Peer-peer interaction leads to no improvement in listening comprehension
- Listening comprehension is a challenging skill and L2 learners have little enthusiasm regarding its importance.