A Comparative Study on Students’s English Listening Strategies In SV-UGM and CDTC


Cisya Dewantara Nugraha(1*), Liping Jia(2)

(1) Sekolah Vokasi UGM: Diploma Inggris, Departemen Bahasa, Seni dan Manajemen Budaya, Indonesia
(2) Chengdu Textile College School : of Foreign Languages, People’s Republic of China
(*) Corresponding Author


This study attempts to identify the use of listening strategies by technical and vocational college non-
English majors, explore the relationship between listening strategies and listening proficiency and investigate
the difference between good and poor learners in the use of listening strategy to provide some pedagogical
implications for teachers to guide the students to select, manage and adjust their listening strategies effectively
in order to improve autonomous learning abilities, learning efficiency and English proficiency. The subjects in
the study are 75 first-year vocational college non-English majors from Chengdu Textile College and SV-UGM.
First, all the participants took the model listening comprehension test. Second, the participants were given half
an hour to complete the questionnaire after finishing the model test. Thirdly, 10 students from both groups of
participants were interviewed individually for further information in the use of listening strategies and also
explore the relationship between the students’ listening strategy use. Finally, all the data was collected, and
was processed by SPSS22.0, then was analyzed as answers to the research questions. The result shows that
Indonesian students are more inclined to ask questions for explanation and verification. Furthermore, they
focus on cooperative learning, which promotes a greater use of learning strategies than individual learning.
However, Chinese learners are inclined to study English by themselves and get used to independent study. They
would ask for help unless they meet some problems which cannot be solved by their own effort.


CDTC-China; correlation; listening strategies; SV-UGM; vocational college students

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/jgs.34050

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