This study in its overall thrust is devoted to deal with listening comprehension as a very important topic for teachers and learners of English as a foreign language. It highlights the importance of listening skills in both academic and practical aspects for EFL students. It addresses the extent of students' lack of proficiency and inability in demonstrating the skill(s) of listening properly especially when they are exposed to real communicative situations with fluent speakers of English, including their teachers who entertain different degrees of fluency. Unlike grammar in having a strict application of rules, listening is referred to as an acquired set of skill realized through continuous practice of language. Therefore it needs long time and much effort to be exerted by both the teacher and the learner. The study presents various techniques that may be viable for the purpose of overcoming whatever forms of inefficiency and difficulties learners are eventually faced with when trying to acquire listening skills. It also recommends get-ting use of the different means of practicing listening skills available in our daily life in such a way that motivates learners and helps them acquire listening skills eagerly and effectively
"Enhancing Efficiency and Effectiveness in Listening-Comprehension Activities: Some Down-to-Earth Insights,"
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jpu/vol12/iss2/4