the relationship among reflective thinking, listening anxiety and listening comprehension of iranian efl learners: does proficiency make a difference?
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As the main part of a large-scale project, the present study investigated the relationship among reflective thinking, listening anxiety, and listening comprehension of Iranian EFL learners with regard to their proficiency level. To this end, 223 (106 intermediate and 117 advanced) adult male and female Iranian EFL learners from a private language institute took part in the study by completing t...متن کامل
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Abstract This study aimed at investigating the possible impact of gender and proficiency level on the relationship between autonomy and listening comprehension ability among Iranian low and high proficiency male and female EFL learners. One hundred six English learners, based on the results of Oxford Placement Test (OPT), version II, took part in this study. Both female and male learners with t...متن کامل
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عنوان ژورنال:issues in language teaching
ناشر allameh tabataba’i university
شماره 2 2014