The Difficulties Encountered by Undergraduate EFL Students with Their Listening Comprehension Skills in PAAET, Kuwait


The study identifies the difficulties encountered by EFL students with their listening comprehension skills in the English department at the College of Basic Education, Public Authority of Applied Education and Training (PAAET). The study was conducted using the descriptive approach which contained a sample of 357 EFL students. The results found that students encountered moderate difficulties during the three stages of listening: perception, parsing, and utilization. The strongest difficulty was during the first stage, perception, followed by parsing and utilization. These findings can shape classroom policies by constructing an EFL curriculum that emphasizes the role of listening comprehension and integrates listening skills in classroom activities.

Keywords: Listening Comprehension, Perception, Processing, Utilization

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Pages: 53-70 (Download PDF)

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