A Conceptual Framework in Developing an Alternative Listening Comprehension Test to Profile Learners’ Performance

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 11 December 2018

A Conceptual Framework in Developing an Alternative Listening Comprehension Test to Profile Learners’ Performance

Irma Ahmad, Mohamed Jafre Zainal Abidin

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Universiti Sains Malaysia

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10.31014/aior.1993.01.01.25

Abstract

This conceptual paper addresses the information in developing a comprehensive listening comprehension test to profile learners’ listening performance based on international standards. Listening is a fundamental skill in which students need to gain adequate proficiency for their successful in communication and academic achievement. Underpinned by tenets derived from three flagship models and approach- Socio-cognitive Framework for Developing Test of Listening by Weir, the Cognitive Processing Model by Geranpayeh and Taylor, and General Language Ability and Listening Ability Model by Rost - a framework is conceptualised. The conceptual framework clarifies the interplay of the four notions and their connections which will inform the main purpose of the study that is to develop a listening comprehension test to benchmark and profile the undergraduate students in Malaysia.

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