The Significance of Using YouTube as an Academic Tool to Improve Students’ Listening Skill in Libyan Universities

YouTube, Listening Skill, EFL Classroom, Libya Context.

Authors

  • Ahmed Sanoussi Himeda Al Jawad
    ahmed.jawad@uob.edu.ly
    Assistant Professor, Department of English Language, Faculty of Arts & Science Kufrah, Benghazi University, Libya
  • Asma Abdalrahman Mansour Assistant Lecturer, Department of English Language, Faculty of Arts & Science Kufrah, Benghazi University, Libya
August 1, 2021

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This paper aims to investigate the significance of using YouTube in the EFL classroom to enhance students' listening skills in Libyan universities. In effect, YouTube is one of the important applications of information and communication technologies nowadays, which plays an essential role in creating a comfortable educational atmosphere that suits the learners' needs. To achieve the goal of this study, the authors relied on a descriptive method focusing on the quantitative framework. To this end, the authors were administered a questionnaire as a data collection tool for students. The questionnaire was designed for a sample of 60 students of second and third-year English language students at the Faculty of Arts and Science Kufrah, who were randomly selected. Through the questionnaire, data were collected, organized, and analyzed using statistical techniques like percentages. Based on the results of the paper, it can be concluded that students are very interested in improving their listening skills using YouTube videos. In turn, it promotes two significant factors: motivation and participation in the EFL classroom. At the end of the study, the authors stated a number of recommendations.