The Effects of Facilitative E-tools on Listening Comprehension and Attitudes Towards English Language
The effectiveness of facilitative e-tools on listening comprehension skills, and how it relates to one’s attitude towards English is the major concern of this study. The results provide a guide to school administrators and curriculum planners to maximize efforts on listening comprehension as a major skill that is not only significant to language learning but also in all disciplines. This quasi-experimental study used standardized pretest and posttest, and a Likert type to measure the listening comprehension level and attitudes in English of 110 Grade 12 students of RC-Al Khwarizmi International College Foundation Incorporated- Senior High School who are enrolled in Multimedia and Information Literacy class, respectively. The results revealed that there is a significant difference on listening comprehension and attitudes towards the English language when exposed to podcasts and vodcasts thus the hypothesis is rejected. The descriptive statistics on the participants’ attitudes towards the English language are almost similar in rating. It is also interpreted that as the listening comprehension level increases, the attitudes towards the English language becomes positive. Hence, if there is an audio-visual facility and training to curriculum implementers, then the students’ skills and attitudes in learning will be enhanced.