The Effect of Multimedia Usage on EFL Learners' Improvement in Conversational Listening skill at University Level

  • Tahsin Hussein Rassul English Department, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University-Erbi
  • Hussein Ali Wali English Department, College of Education, Salahaddin University-Erbil
Keywords: Effect, Multimedia, Unimedium, Teaching, Conversation, Tertiary learners & Listening skill and sub-skills


The current research is experimental which tries to investigate the EFL tertiary learners’ development level of the conversational listening skill through using multimedia materials depending on quantitative data collection and analysis.

Due to the fact that the 21st century learners have many ways of exposure to native and native-like listening authentic multimedia materials, instructors should indicate the effect of using such multimedia materials.

The study aims to find out the influence of multimedia on enhancing the learners’ conversational listening (sub-) skills in second-year learners at English Department/ College of Basic Education/ Salahaddin University-Erbil for academic year 2019-2020. For this reason, a quasi-experimental research design where a control group including 20 learners and an experimental group involving 20 learners were investigated. The researchers concentrated on teaching ten conversational listening sub-skills in their instructional course design.

The study findings revealed that the experimental group learners (taught via using multimedia materials) outperformed the control group participants (taught via using unimedium materials) in conversational listening skills based on the statistically significant difference between the results of the pre- and post-treatment tests estimated by a pair-samples t-test in SPSS.


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Rassul T, Wali H. The Effect of Multimedia Usage on EFL Learners’ Improvement in Conversational Listening skill at University Level. JAHS [Internet]. 25Dec.2020 [cited 6Mar.2021];24(6):239 -250. Available from: