Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2019)
Difficulties face basic school pupils in acquiring listening skill with special reference to spine one
Author(s): Wafaa Abdulgadir Elbtrai Mohammed, Naji Mohammed Khalifa Ali, Wafaa Hamed Elneel Khalifa Gowi
Abstract: In this research the study reaffirm that effective learning should be built on a great concentration upon the listening skill. The main objective of this research is to find out the various listening problems which face basic school pupils and to suggest ways to overcome these problems. So through these chapters, the researcher maintained to find out the solution for problematic areas in utilizing this skill. To achieve this aim, the researcher used the tool of collecting data through questionnaire which applied on a group of English language teachers at basic level. The basic hypothesis of the study assumes that this problem due to the lack of audio methods (tapes, CD, videos, songs) and also limited time of lesson beside the four factors: teacher, pupil, teaching environment and text book. These hypothesis were tested by using data collected through questionnaire. The samples reflects the difficulties in acquiring this skill in language learning process. The findings obtained through data analysis shown the following: § The sample respondents agree upon the importance of this skill as basic skill in teaching English for beginners. § Most of the questionnaire respondents confirm that he pupils are ready to participate in listening skill exercises. § The teacher needs to use the authentic materials such as: Tape recorder, videos, films, etc. To make it more attractive. These findings have supported the hypothesis of the study. Moreover the researcher recommended the following: § The Ministry of Education should provide each pupil the current new edition that adapted from the National Centre for Curriculum and Educational Research (NCC&ER) § There should be enough well trained teachers in the schools. § Try to get benefit from the Nile Course curriculum advantages and mix it with spine curriculum. The listening skill must be examined in basic school certificate.