Test performance data in this study suggest that nonnative varieties of English can be used as listening test input while attitude questionnaire results go counter.
ALIS Newsletter - June 2011 - 2 views
These findings support most of the previous research in this area.
Until research shows that the use of nonnative English as input is irrelevant to the construct of listening, we may be unable to use such input in testing, especially in high-stakes tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.
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As nonnative speech gains recognition among language users and test takers, we hope the attitudes and perceptions toward the use of these varieties of English will change.
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