The Impact of Audio Input Tasks on ESL Learners Belonging to Government Higher Secondary School, Anaikkarai
Keywords:Listening Comprehension, Audio Clippings, Descriptive statistics, CALL, ESL
ESL practitioners all over the world work on to improve the Listening Skill of second or foreign language learners through various tasks and activities. This paper makes use of CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning). This paper, “The Impact of Audio Input Tasks on ESL Learners belonging to Government Higher Secondary School, Anaikkarai” attempts to study listening skill of the learners who use audio clippings from the You Tube. The central idea of this study is to assist the learner to comprehend by focusing on form and meaning. This is done by making use of tasks, specifically designed for this purpose. When Learners listen, they struggle to continue to comprehend. It is in this context Listening Comprehension based tasks simply allow them to continue to comprehend, without worrying about their misunderstandings. Every time the students struggle to understand, their Comprehensive level of understanding is supported with some assistance. This study makes use of ‘Audio Clippings” downloaded from the You Tube on various interesting topics, so that the learners are allowed to listen to audios and to comprehend on their own without worrying about their discontinuity in their comprehension. They are given scores for their performance and these scores are analyzed with the use of descriptive statistics.