Hümeyra Genç investigates the impact that additional visual information has in multi-modal inputs on the academic listening comprehension of EFL (English as a foreign language) students. Her findings suggest that the inclusion of nonverbal information, whether context- or content-related, has a fundamentally positive effect on the EFL students’ listening performance, through all language proficiency levels and independendent of gender. These results entail significant practical and pedagogical implications for EFL teachers, ELT (English language teaching) publishers, and ELT test designers with respect to listening skill instructions, designing teaching materials, and developing listening tests.
Hümeyra Genç completed her BA degree in English Language Teaching program at Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey in 1998. She received her master’s degree in General Educational Studies and her post-graduate degree in Telecommunication for Multimedia and Internet-based Instruction from Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA in 2004. Genç received her PhD degree in English Language Education from Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2017. She has worked as an EFL instructor in different private primary, secondary, and high schools and also served as a teacher trainer, language level coordinator, and testing and evaluation office coordinator at university level.
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