88 страниц. 2010 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing This study investigates the effect of language choice on students'' ability to take notes while listening; another aim in this study is to compare these students'' performance in completing tasks, according to the language they take notes in. Furthermore, it explores students'' perceptions of and their preferences for language of note taking. This study implies that the note taking strategy appears to be beneficial for students'' listening comprehension. Additionally, it suggests that the language of note taking may not have a distinctive characteristic in successful task completion; in other words, the learners could be successful in their tasks after either L1 or L2 note taking.