Effects of Former Experience, Self-study & Listening Comprehension Training on Foreign Language Listening Anxiety: The Case of EFL Teacher Candidates


International Journal of Listening, 2020 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10904018.2020.1764359
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Listening
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ComAbstracts, Communication & Mass Media Index, EBSCO Education Source, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020, © 2020 International Listening Association.This study investigated the relation between students’ Foreign Language Listening Anxiety (FLLA) and their former listening comprehension training and self-study, whether FLLA decreases after listening comprehension training and students’ expectations from their teachers. Fifty-six First-Year ELT students participated. Data were collected with an FLLA Scale and three open-ended questions. Results revealed no significant difference regarding FLLA and former listening comprehension training and self-study. A significant difference emerged in FLLA after listening comprehension training. Most participants had no previous listening comprehension training and self-study included watching series or films. Participants provided various suggestions for the course.