Improving the English Listening Skill by Taking Advantage of the Available Technologies

  • Verónica Lezama de Jesús Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • María del Carmen Castillo Salazar
  • Miriam Rodríguez Soledad Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • Franco de Jesús Otero González Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Keywords: technology, virtual environments, English learning, listening skill

Abstract

This research explores the advantages of using Facebook as a virtual learning environment (VLE) in English language learning as well as the benefits of using different websites to develop the listening skill in the students of a public high school in the center of Mexico. The study was conducted following the procedure of quantitative research. First, by applying an experimental method and then by using a survey. In order to identify participants’ listening skill level, a pre-test and a post-test were applied. In addition, a survey was conducted to determine participants’ opinions. Findings demonstrate that Facebook is an excellent VLE that facilitates the process of teaching and learning English. They also identified that YouTube is an effective and interesting website to increase students’ listening skill and movie maker videos is an appropriate technological resource to monitor students’ progress.

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Author Biography

María del Carmen Castillo Salazar

María del Carmen Castillo Salazar  is a full time teacher at the Faculty of Languages of the Benémerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

Published
2019-10-30
How to Cite
Lezama de Jesús, V., Castillo Salazar, M. del C., Rodríguez Soledad, M., & Otero González, F. de J. (2019). Improving the English Listening Skill by Taking Advantage of the Available Technologies. CIEX Journ@l, 9(9), 19-26. Retrieved from http://ciex.edu.mx/journalv2/index.php/CJ/article/view/125
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