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An Investigation of the Factors Contributing to Inadequate Listening Comprehension in Non-Elite Private Secondary Schools, Punjab, Pakistan
This quantitative research was conducted to perceive the perceptions of L2 non-native students in Punjab, Pakistan. Data was collected to answer the questions of problems encountered by the L2 students on listening comprehension in non-elite private secondary schools. Questionnaire was segregated into four categories. A high mean score of all categories justified the actual problems faced by the students in L2 classrooms. The sample for this study consisted of 40 students who answered the questionnaire on the Likert scale. The investigation results showed that students frequently faced difficulties in listening comprehension due to insufficient vocabulary, speed of speech delivery, form of language, lack of interest, complex grammatical sentences, and physical setting of the classrooms that have a problem with volume or the quality of sound. The use of digital learning strategies can remediate the difficulties of more or less skilled learners’ during listening activities in the classroom. The recommendations for further research are also suggested in this article.
Ishfaque Ahmed Abbasi
Lecturer, Maths & Social Sciences, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
Dr. Choudhry Shahid
Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Superior University Lahore, Pakistan
Syed Hyder Raza Shah
Lecturer, Department of English, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sanghar Campus, Pakistan