The Difficulties of Learning Listening Skill for Young Learners Through Teachers' Perspectives
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This research aimed to identify the difficulties of learning listening skill for young learner through teachers' perspectives. The population of the research consisted of 68 teachers (male and female ) who teach grade one to six in Rafah Governmental schools. The sample of the research consisted of 40 teachers ( male and female) was chosen by the researcher randomly. The instrument of the research was a questionnaire prepared by the researcher. The researcher used means, standard deviation, Mann- Whitney -u Test and one-way ANOVA to find the results of the study.The results of the study showed that the most important difficulties that face learners in learning listening skill are getting general understanding of the spoken text from the first time, speaking Arabic inside and outside school. The lowest difficulties are making noise in the class during listening activity and the sound of the cassette unclear in the first domain. Also, the most important difficulties which face learners in learning listening skill are understanding well when speakers speak too fast and understanding the listening text when the speaker does not pause long enough. The lowest two items in this domain are sound of speaker which is unclear and understanding the meaning of the spoken text without seeing the speaker’s body language in the second domain. Moreover, the most important difficulties that face learners in learning listening skill are listening activities are difficult and the passage of listening activity is long. The lowest two difficulties are listening the questions which needs long answer and listening activity that has a lot of new vocabulary and phrases in the third domain. Furthermore, there are no statistically significant differences among the responses of sample study of the first domain due to gender, and there are no statistically significant differences among responses sample study of all questionnaire due to the years of experience.