Teaching Listening Comprehension by Clapping

Published: 23 March 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/h2y2gr6tn5.1
Bradford Lee


This is the pre/posttest data of my study, "Teaching Listening Comprehension by Clapping to the Rhythm". The dataset consists of 3 groups: Group 1 (NHC - non-handclapping); Group 2 (HC - handclapping); Group 3 (CG - control group). The scores in columns 2 and 3 represent the scores of the pretest and posttest. The maximum score possible was 26. Participants in the HC and NHC groups were given the same explicit instruction, with the exception that the HC was then led in a kinesthetic exercise where they learned to clap to the rhythm after listening to sample sentences. This highlighted the lessons learnt during the explicit instruction, namely the increased stress placed on the subject, verb, and object of the sentence. Groups HC and NHC received two instructional lessons, held one week apart. The posttest was conducted immediately after the second treatment session. Group CG received no treatment.



Phonology, Comprehension