A Research on Multimodal Self-Directed English Listening Teaching Model

Xiaoli BAO


This article takes listening teaching of a university in Inner Mongolian as an example, compares traditional listening teaching mode, which only uses audio resources with multimodal self-directed teaching mode, examines learners’ acceptance to the new teaching mode and its teaching effect through questionnaires and tests, and discusses what effects multimodal self-directed listening teaching has on learners’ listening level and multi-literacy ability. It has been found that this new teaching mode is popular with most of the students, can help effectively improve learners self-directed learning and effectively enhance listeners’ listening level and multi-literacy ability.


English listening comprehension; Multimodal self-directed learning; Multi-literacy ability

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