Guest lecture by Larry Vandergrift

In November 2011, professor Larry Vandergrift from the University of Ottowa visited CIP and gave the guest lecture 'Explaining variance in L2 listening comprehension:
Why do students experience different levels of success?'

Date: Friday 18 November 2011
Time: 11:15
Place: Room 24.2.01, new KUA

Abstract for Larry Vandergrift's lecture:

Listening comprehension is key to success in language acquisition, yet little is known about the factors that contribute to second language (L2) listening ability. This presentation will report on a study of Canadian students in a French immersion program that examines the respective role of some of these factors and the degree to which they might predict success in L2 listening: L1 listening ability, L1 vocabulary, L2 (French) vocabulary, sound discrimination ability, working memory capacity and metacognitive awareness of listening. Based on these results, a model of listening comprehension is proposed.