The Effect of Note-Taking Strategy on EFL Learners’ Listening Comprehension

Mariam Awdah Aljuhani


A strong emphasis has been constantly placed on improving EFL learners’ speaking, writing, and reading skills while little attention is given to listening comprehension development. This study, therefore, aimed to investigate the effect of note-taking strategy on the listening comprehension of 25 EFL learners whose ages ranged from 14 to 17 years old. This study also aimed to investigate the participants’ perceptions on the use of note-taking strategy to improve listening comprehension. The participants were at a beginner level of English language proficiency. This study targeted only female and native speakers of Arabic language. Moreover, a quantitative approach was used to collect the research data. The data collection tools were a pre-test, a post-test, and a questionnaire. The results revealed that note-taking strategy had a significant impact on EFL learners’ listening comprehension. It was also found that the participants positively perceived the use of note-taking strategy to improve listening comprehension. The findings of this study contribute to a better understanding of the role of note-taking strategy in EFL listening and suggest implications for effective language teaching and learning.


Note-Taking, Listening Comprehension, EFL Learners

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