Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number1  March 2021                                       Pp. 458-  479
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no1.30

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Student Teachers’ Listening Fluency Interaction Patterns:
The Use of Similar News Stories in Narrow Listening

Refi Ranto Rozak
Post Graduate Program, English Education Department, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES),
Indonesia
Under graduate Program, English Education Department, IKIP PGRI Bojonegoro, Indonesia
Correspondent Author: refi.ranto@ikippgribojonegoro.ac.id

Mursid Saleh
Post Gradute Program, English Education Department
Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia

Dwi Anggani Linggar Bharati
Post Gradute Program, English Education Department
Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia

Djoko Sutopo
Post Gradute Program, English Education Department
Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia

Received: 11/6/2020                  Accepted: 1/12/2021                  published:3/24/2o21

 

Abstract:
This article reports the use of similar news stories in narrow listening in an Extensive Listening course to promote student teachers’ listening fluency in an Indonesian initial teacher education context. This study was to investigate: (1) What is the patterns of interaction of Indonesian student teachers of English regarding their listening fluency when exposed to slow, moderately slow, and normal speech level texts?; and (2) What are the challenges and opportunities of promoting listening fluency through narrow listening using news stories in an Extensive Listening course? The aims of this article are to portray student teachers’ listening fluency interaction patterns through similar news stories in narrow listening and to investigate the challenges and opportunities of promoting listening fluency using narrow listening. This sequential mix-method study reported 40 student teachers’ engagement in extensive listening activities over 12 weeks, such as: (1) the choice of the news stories using online extensive listening material selection survey, (2) repeated listening tasks for fluency development at a lower to a normal speech rate level, and (3) linked-skills fluency development activities scaffolded by the teacher educators. The study found that similar news stories in narrow listening as extensive listening material helped student teachers familiarize similar structures and vocabulary of the spoken texts from similar topics/themes. The article portrays the inclusion of narrow listening in an Extensive Listening course can help the development of student teachers’ listening fluency in Indonesian initial Teacher Education context.
Keywords: Extensive listening, initial teacher education, interaction patterns, listening fluency,
narrow listening, news stories , repeated listening, student teachers

Cite as: Rozak, R. R., Saleh, M., Bharati, D. A. L., & Sutopo, D. (2021). Student Teachers’ Listening Fluency Interaction Patterns: The Use of Similar News Stories in Narrow Listening . Arab World English Journal, 12 (1) 458-  479 .
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no1.30

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Received: 11/6/2020 
Accepted: 1/12/2021 
Published: 3/24/2021   
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Refi Ranto Rozak, M.Pd. teaches pre-service teachers at the Department of English Education of IKIP PGRI Bojonegoro, East Java, Indonesia. He is also currently doing a Ph.D in the English Education at Universitas Negeri Semarang, based in Central Java, Indonesia. His research interests lie in the teaching of intensive and extensive listening, intensive and extensive reading, bilingual learning, and technology-enhanced language learning (TELL).
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7240-3149

Prof. Mursid Saleh, M.A., Ph.D is a professor in English Department of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES). He has special interest in Language Teaching Methodology and Language Teaching Materials Development. His research entitled “The Teachers’ Selection of Materials and Methods in EFL Teacher Education Classes” has brought him to get Ph.D.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4049-5322

Dr. Dwi Anggani Linggar Bharati, M.Pd is a lecturer of English Department, Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia. She completed her English Education and got her doctorate in 2006. Her specialties are curriculum material development (CMD) and teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL).

Dr. Djoko Sutopo, M.Si a lecturer of English Department, Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia. He is the author of  “Journalism: Theory and Its Application”. His major is in Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language Philosophy. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7529-2728