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COMPREHENDING ENGLISH LECTURES IN THE PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES OF BANGLADESH: PROBLEMS AND WAYS OUT

S. Jubair Al Ahmed

2(1), Jan-Feb-Mar

Abstract
The predominance of English language all over the world dignifies English language as the medium of higher education in the non-native countries like Bangladesh to an enormous phase. Academic listening, thereupon, has been one of the most important skills in order to comprehend the content information from the classroom lectures. But most of the learners, especially, of private universities in Bangladesh are debilitated in this exigent field. This paper ventures for identifying the reasons in the root through a surveying questionnaire, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions (FGD) with 121 participant learners of three different private universities, and for pursuing the possible way out according to the capacities and resources in Bangladeshi EFL (English as foreign language) context. Implemented the proposed facets properly, listening skill will reach a level where learners prove them as world standard students.
Keywords: English language, higher education, academic listening, comprehending lectures.

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