Improving Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills

Improving Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills

A Study in Foreign Learners Strategy Training

Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasinska


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The book investigates the effectiveness of long-term strategy training on how successfully and efficiently students listen to lectures and take notes. It is centered around a longitudinal study designed to measure to what extent a specially designed course allows 1st year undergraduate students to improve their academic skills. The research presented is grounded in theoretical perspectives on general listening comprehension, discourse processing, and teaching second language subskills. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in tertiary education and providing college and university students with courses useful in their academic performance. The readers might also gain insights into long-term research methodology of which the book gives a detailed account.


Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasinska:

Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasińska is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland, where she teaches courses in second language acquisition and foreign language didactics. She holds a PhD in applied linguistics. Her academic interests include discourse comprehension processes as well as the development and assessment of receptive skills.