An Analysis of Chinese English Learners’ Listening and Reading Comprehension Performance in CET and its Implications

Yuling JI, Junying KANG, Jia WEI


Listening and reading constitute the basis for speaking and writing in SLA. However, for Chinese English learners, there exists much difference in their listening and reading performance. This paper makes an analysis of 6613 undergraduates’ listening and reading scores in CET from Shanxi normal university by using the visual basic computer language. The result shows that students’ listening ability is much poorer than their reading ability. Students’ listening and reading ability are developed in an unbalanced way, this might be because that students can have easy access to reading material to facilitate their reading comprehension. However, for English listening, they lack sufficient input due to the poor acquisition environment. Some suggestions are proposed to improve the students’ listening ability.


Reading and listening; Statistic analysis; Normal distribution; Mean score

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