Attitudes and Development Associated with QR Code-driven Jigsaw Listening Activities

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Listening and discussion skills are an essential part of language development for effective involvement in a discourse community. This paper focuses on EAP learners in the preliminary year of an EMI university in China, and explores their development of academic listening skills, note-taking skills, and oral discussion strategies through the use of jigsaw listening activities. The jigsaw listening activities in this project made use of mobile devices through providing QR code access to materials on Moodle. The premise for this MALL integration was to encourage self-paced listening in an attempt to expose learners to autonomous learning strategies while focusing on their academic English development. This qualitative project examines the attitudes of 29 EAP learners in relation to how they have perceived their listening skills to have developed through QR code-driven jigsaw listening activities, and how the pedagogical aspects of jigsaw listening activities can be incorporated into an EAP classroom to develop academic listening and note-taking skills, while also positively affecting academic oral discussion strategies. Through exemplifying the data it will be possible to see how MALL-aided jigsaw listening activities are applicable across multiple ELT contexts in the changing glocalised world.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 16th Asia TEFL International Conference - Macau SAR
Duration: 27 Jun 201829 Jun 2018


ConferenceThe 16th Asia TEFL International Conference


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