This study aims at examining the effect of practice and training on the improvement of the students’ English listening skills at the university level. The researcher conducted an experiment in a listening course for English majors at Al-Quds Open University, Palestine in the second semester 2010 -2011 on a group of (74) students. The method used was providing intensive practice and training by listening to all types of listening materials including a lot of on-line materials, media, and by using various types of listening strategies. A pre- test at the beginning of the semester was given and the final exam was used as a post- test. The scores of the two tests were compared to check the development of the students’ listening abilities. The hours of training for each student were calculated and the correlation between the hours of training and the improvement in the achievement in the post- test was analyzed using the suitable statistical methods. The experiment showed significant improvement in the performance of the students which varied in degree according to the amount of practice each student received. The results showed also that the more practice in listening comprehension the students get, the more improvement they achieve. Hence, the study recommends that practice in this important skill should be encouraged and that training in using the suitable listening strategies is essential for improving the level of the students’ listening skill. It is also recommended that teachers should select appropriate, various & interesting listening materials to help the students achieve better results.
"The Impact of Training on Improving the English Language Listening Skills,"
Hebron University Research Journal-B (Humanities) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- ب (العلوم الانسانيه: Vol. 7
, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/hujr_b/vol7/iss2/11