Improving Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Secondary Level ESL Learners Through Language and Meaning-Focused Listening- An Experimental Study

M. Lekha Swarna Priya, Prasantha Kumar N. S.


Listening plays a larger role in language acquisition and is a critical aim for students in order to receive information generated in the target language. Its successful acquisition requires students to absorb cognitive processes and then use them in their spoken interactions in order to promote understanding in a variety of communication settings. It is the instructor's job to choose the most effective methods for ensuring students' effective learning of this language ability by selecting projects and resources that best meet their unique and linguistic learning requirements and interests. The main purpose of this research paper is to emphasize the critical role of Language-focused and Meaning-focused listening in the process of English as a second language (ESL) learning through an experimental study. Since, listening skill contributes a major part in the enhancement of ESL learners’ language proficiency, the feasible activities and strategies provided in this paper improve the vocabulary and pronunciation of secondary level ESL learners. The paper also discusses the processes of listening skill: top-down and bottom-up methods to emphasize the enhancement of ESL students’ vocabulary and pronunciation. The researcher has chosen grade 9 students of a government school as a sample for the experiment.



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