Using dictogloss to improve listening comprehension

Dhian Maya Dista


This study was an experimental one to use Dictogloss as an Interactive Technique with second Grade, year 8, students at Junior High School 1 (SMPN 1) Lhokseumawe to try to improve the teaching-learning of Listening Comprehension with narrative texts. The study used two classes as the sample: the experimental group (EG) was taught using Dictogloss, while the control group (CG) was taught by a standard technique. To collect the data, tests and a questionnaire were used, then the collected data was analyzed using SPSS. The results showed that the EG students, taught using Dictogloss, achieved significantly better scores in listening comprehension. Moreover, the results from the questionnaires indicated that almost all the students (93%) responded positively towards the use of Dictogloss since it effectively improved their listening comprehension.


Teaching Listening; Dictogloss; Comprehension

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