Short-Term Memory in EFL Listening Comprehension

Fang Xu


This paper relates the definition of STM, the difference between STM and LTM, and theoretical and empirical researches on STM. On the basis of this analysis, the paper draws a conclusion that using good listening skill will make EFL listener retain the material in STM for a longer time and skillfully activate knowledge in LTM to enter STM; STM plays an important role in listening comprehension.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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