Improving Academic Listening Skills of Second Language by Building up Strategy Object Mashups

  • Hangyu Li
  • Shinobu Hasegawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8521)


Most foreign students studying abroad lack of academic listening ability which is considered to be very important for their academic life. Among the four language activities (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), the listening comprehension ability is perceived as the most difficult to improve. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to support the training of academic listening ability for the students pursuing their academic success in a foreign educational institute. Firstly, this research identifies and organizes listening strategies proved to be effective in academic listening through past researches and modulates them as sequential learning processes referred as strategy models. And then based on the various strategy models, the components of supporting functions serving as strategy objects are to be designed and developed. By putting various strategy objects together, the learners are able to build up personal learning environments (Strategy Object Mashups) based on their characteristics and conditions. At the same time, a feedback agent is to be implemented for recommending proper object mashups to the learners according to their learning situations.


Listening Strategy Strategy Objects Strategy Object Mashups 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hangyu Li
    • 1
  • Shinobu Hasegawa
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information ScienceJapan Advanced Institue of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan
  2. 2.Center for Graduate Eduation InitiativeJapan Advanced Institue of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan

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