Improving Listening Toefl Score Viewed from Students’ Listening Strategies
Keywords:learning strategies, listening, toefl
This research describes the students’ learning strategies used for improving the listening TOEFL score. The goals of this research are to find out the students’ difficulties in answering listening section of TOEFL and to discover students’ listening strategies to improve their score in listening section. The research is held in TOEFL preparation class of English Language Education Department, University of Nusantara PGRI Kediri. This research used descriptive qualitative, and the data collected using questionnaire. The participants are 30 students of semester 8. This research found that the difficulties of answering listening section in TOEFL are speed, accent, unfamiliar words and word phrases, quality of audio and cultural knowledge. The learning strategies used by students in improving listening score are compensation strategy, cognitive strategy, and metacognitive strategy. Compensation strategy is used more than cognitive and metacognitive strategy. All of participants use compensation strategy and can help them in answering listening TOEFL questions.
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