The Impact of Concept Mapping on Iranian EFL Learners’ Listening Ability

Fattaneh Pourverdi, Hossein Sadeghoghli


The current study investigated the influence of concept mapping on EFL learners’ listening comprehension ability. Sixty EFL learners at advanced levels were randomly assigned to experimental (n=30) and control (n=30) groups. The consequences of pretest showed that the members of the two groups were homogenous with regard to their proficiency level and listening ability. The experimental group was instructed to construct concept maps after listening each text and formulated the required post-listening activities on the basis of the constructed maps. Then, the results were analyzed by using T-test, and showed that listening performance can be improved through the utilization of concept mapping strategy.


concept mapping, listening ability, EFL learners

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