1 M.A. in TEFL at English language department, faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Branch, Qom, Iran.

2 assistant professor at English language department, faculty of humanities, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Branch, Qom, Iran


The current study intended to investigate the attitudes of Iranian intermediate EFL learners toward using British Council video clips and podcasts for listening comprehension. The participants were selected from among 132 intermediate learners based on their performance on an English proficiency test. 90 female EFL learners were selected and divided into three groups of 30 participants (i.e., one control group and two experimental groups). One of the experimental groups practiced British Council video clips while the other experimental group was instructed through British Council podcasts.  The control group went through the same lesson plan without any video clips and podcasts. Once the treatment was over, the attitude questionnaire was administered to all groups. Based on the results of ANOVA and Scheffe test, it could be concluded that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of the three groups on the attitude questionnaire. More specifically, the video clips had the most statistically significant effect on the positive attitude of intermediate learners in comparison with the other groups.


Article Title [Persian]

انگیزش دانش اموزان ایرانی نسبت یه کاربرد ویدیو کلیپ ها و پادکست ها برای درک شنیداری

Authors [Persian]

  • طاهره موحدی 1
  • سید عبدالمجید طباطبایی لطفی 2
  • سید امیر حسین سر کیشکیان 2

1 M.A. در TEFL در بخش زبان انگلیسی، دانشکده علوم انسانی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، قم، شعبه، قم،

2 استادیار گروه زبان انگلیسی، دانشکده علوم انسانی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، قم، شعبه، قم، ایران

Abstract [Persian]

 مطالعه حاضر به منظور استفاده از یادگیری زبان به بررسی نگرش دانش اموزان بالاتر از سطح متوسطه نسبت به یادگیری درک شنیداری پرداخته است.به منظور انجام این مطالعه، 90 نفر از دانش اموزان همگن از بین 132 نفر شرکت کننده ، انتخاب شده بودند. محقق انها را به صورت تصادفی بین سه گروه تقسیم کرد : یک گروه شاهد CG)) و دو گروه تجربی(EG). در طول دوره، در یکی از گروه های تجربی(EG) ویدیو کلیپ ها و در گروه دیگر تجربیEG) ) پادکست های سایت بریتیش کانسیل در بین دانش اموزان اجرا شد. گروه شاهد هم طرح درس های یکسانی، به استثنای استفاده از ویدیو کلیپ ها و پادکست ها، دریافت کرده بودند. در انتهای دوره، تست نگرش در سه گروه اجرا شد. نتایج این مطالعه حاکی از ان است که بین سه گروه تفاوت معناداری وجود دارد . به علاوه ،نتایج بدست امده نشان می دهد که ویدیو کلیپ ها بیشترین تاثیر معناداری را هم بر روی انگیزش دانش اموزان گذاشته بودند.

Keywords [Persian]

  • ویدیو کلیپ ها و پادکست های بریتیش کانسیل
  • نگرش ها درک شنیداری

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