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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 2353-2366

An Investigation of Listening Comprehension Difficulties Encountered by L2 Learners in Classroom, Sindh Pakistan

Huma Mirza, Dr. Habibullah Pathan, Dr. ShumailaMemon, Sadia Memon.


This quantitative research gathered data in form of questionnaire on listening comprehension difficulties frequently experienced by English Language students at English Language Development Center (ELDC), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro, Sindh.The sample for this study was taken 140 undergraduate students and answered the questionnaire. The results of the investigation showed that students frequently faced difficulties in listening to aurally-presented text due to insufficient vocabulary, speed of speech delivery, different accents, unfamiliar topics, long listening text, complex grammatical sentences, colloquial words, and physical setting that is noisy and listening equipment that have problem with volume or the quality of sound. The use of learning strategies can remediate the difficulties of more or less skilled learnersÂ’ during listening activities in classroom. The recommendations for further research suggested.

Key words: L2 listening, listening comprehension, listening difficulties

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