International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Language Research | Sudan | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022

The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown on the Sudanese EFL Students' Listening Skill at Tertiary Level

Dr. Rasha Mohammed Elbashir Salih [2] | Dr. Shaza Mohammed Zain Rahma

Abstract: COVID-19 Pandemic had a significant impact on the entire world, including the education sector. The purpose of this study is to shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the Sudanese EFL learners?' listening skills.. To put this to the test, the researchers use a two-group experimental data collection method. The first is a control group of students who took the course prior to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, and the second is an experimental group of students who took the course after the lockdown. When the researchers compared the grades of the students on a standardized test of the listening skills course before and after the lockdown, the results have shown that the experimental group scores were higher than the control group, indicating that the lockdown had no effect on the students' listening skills. This, according to the researchers, is due to the nature of the course: unlike other academic courses, students to practice listening to English both inside and outside of the classroom. Students can now listen to a variety of English online and form friendships with native speakers through various social media applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook, thanks to technological advancements. Telegram and Twitter are two popular social media platforms.

Keywords: COVID-19, Lockdown, Listening skills, EFL students, Tertiary level

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,

Pages: 264 - 271

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