Vietnamese EFL Students’ Perception on Using Dictogloss in Listening and Note-taking Classes




dictogloss, listening, note-taking


This study investigates the use of dictogloss to improve listening and note-taking skills for Vietnamese EFL learners. The study was conducted in two Listening AE1 classes at International University, VNU-HCMC, with 47 students over a period of 15 weeks. The dictogloss method involved the teacher reading a short text out loud and the students working in groups to recreate the text from week 2 to week 14. The study aimed to explore the effectiveness of the dictogloss method through the students' perception and performance. The results showed that there was a significant improvement in the listening and note-taking performance of the students. Moreover, the majority of students found the dictogloss method to be effective in improving their listening skills as well as enhancing their engagement with peers and teachers. However, some students reported experiencing stress and anxiety when using this method. The study suggests that dictogloss can be further studied and employed in the teaching of listening and note-taking skills classes.

Author Biographies

Nguyen Le Bao Ngoc, International University, Vietnam National University, HCMC, Vietnam

Ngoc Nguyen holds a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney. She has great interest in the study of linguistics, especially in semantics and pragmatics. She has many years teaching experience in Academic English, Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Semantics and Syntax. Besides linguistics, she has conducted a number of studies related to enhancing students' motivation and performance in skills classes. She is now working as a full time lecturer in International University, Vietnam National University HCMC. 

Nguyen Hoang Phuong Mai, International University, Vietnam National University, HCMC, Vietnam

Nguyen Hoang Phuong Mai is currently a lecturer at International University, Vietnam National University -  Ho Chi Minh City. She holds a Master Degree in TESOL from University of Queensland, Australia. Having more than 10 years experience in teaching English to Vietnamese students at all levels, she has great interest in carrying out research on Affective Filter in Second Language Acquisition and Innovative Approaches in Language Teaching with the intention of continually improving her teaching quality.


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How to Cite

Nguyen, L. B. N., & Nguyen, H. P. M. (2023). Vietnamese EFL Students’ Perception on Using Dictogloss in Listening and Note-taking Classes. Proceedings of the AsiaCALL International Conference, 4, 35–44.

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