The Effect of Using Dictogloss Technique on Listening Comprehension

Document Type: Original Article


Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, M.A. in Teaching English Language Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Faculty of foreign languages, Educational Department of English Language


The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of using dictogloss technique on EFL's listening comprehension ability. This was an experimental research with non-randomized control group pretest- posttest design. Class A was the experimental research group, while class B is the control group. Each of them consisted of 25 students. A pre-test was administered to both groups at the beginning of the experiment to ensure that they had the same language background. During 15 sections of study, the Experimental group received treatment by dictogloss technique while the control group did not. At the end of the experiment, a post-test was assigned to both groups to determine whether the dictogloss technique had positively affected the students' listening comprehension abilities. The mean scores gained from both classes showed that the Experimental group had higher mean scores than the Control Group; this showed that the dictogloss technique had worked well.