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ERIC Number: EJ956296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Creating Podcasts for Academic Listening in French: Student Perceptions of Enjoyment and Usefulness
Weinberg, Alysse; Knoerr, Helene; Vandergrift, Larry
CALICO Journal, v28 n3 p588-605 May 2011
This paper reports on the piloting of podcasts created to support Anglophone French Immersion (FI) students in academic listening. The authors developed a series of seven English language podcasts grounded in metacognitive and L2 listening theory to provide FI students with strategies to enhance L2 listening ability and note-taking skills for academic lectures in French. Student feedback was solicited through weekly questionnaires and a focus group discussion. Weekly questionnaires showed that most of the students enjoyed the podcasts and found them moderately useful, although some contradictions emerged. The focus group discussion showed a somewhat higher degree of satisfaction both in terms of enjoyment and usefulness. Suggestions for improving the podcasts are proposed. (Contains 3 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Ottawa)