Becoming a Better Teacher of Listening


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How to  teach  listening  is a great resouces of  ideas  to learn  how to become a better teacher of listener ,  these are some questions that  you can think about as  you go thorugh the book

Unit #1 : Listening in the world and language learning

  • How can we categorize the different types of listening?
  • What are the four  general difficulties categories?
  • What’s the bottom-up approach to listening?
  • What’s the top-down approach to listening?
  • Why do people should listen to English?
  • What’s the input hypothesis?
  • What’s comprehensible input?
  • What are the sixth mixth of teaching listening and learning english?
  • What’s schemata?

Unit #2 : Listening texts and Listening strategies

  • What makes a good listening text in term of content?
  • What makes a good listening text in term of delivery?
  • What are three differences between authentic and scripted listening?
  • What are the two modes how listening input comes to the classroom?
  • What are the three groups in which listening strategies can be divided?
  • What are the two types of conversation?

 Unit #3 : Listening sources , Listening tasks

  • What is better video or audio and why?
  • What is a guest speaker
  • What is the meaning of TTT and TTQ?
  • What are the different sources of listening?
  • What are some characteristic of good listeners?
  • What are the benefits of using film clips?
  • What are the benefits of using the internet
  • What’s podcasting?
  • What are some type of comprehension exercises?

Unit #4 : Pre-listening skills and  activities

  • What are six practical way to activate schemata?
  • What does the learner need to know before they listen to a recording?
  • How does the teacher need to be a tour guide during a listening task?
  • How does the teacher need to be a spy during a listening task?
  • What questions do I have to ask myself during the pre-listening stage?
  • What are the three stages or part in a listening sequence ?
  • What is realia?
  • What are high-order and low–order questions?
  • What are three things to avoid durig the pre-listening stage?

Unit #5 : While-listening skills and activities

  • What is picture dictation?
  • What is dictogloss?
  • What are some techniques for note-taking ?
  • What’s inferring?
  • What are two example of listening for detail activities?
  • What is listening for gist?
  • Why should we use listening activities ?
  • What is running dictation?
  • What are two listen and do activites that you would like to try?

Unit #6 : Post-listening skills  and activities

  • What are some reasons to exploit texts?
  • What are some creative response activity and explain with your own words one of them?
  • What discussion technique would you like to try? Support your answer
  • What is a summarizing technique that you would like to try ? Support your answer
  • What are four examples of reconstruction activities?

Unit #7 : Post-listening skills  and activities

  • What are the two types of planning?
  • What is a reason to adapt a published material?
  • What type of adaptation can be done to a listening sequence?
  • What are three sources of authentic material?
  • How can we exploit a film or TV?
  • What are some different ways to create your own authentic material?
  • What are some good suggestions when teaching young learners to listen in English?

Unit #8 : Listening in a wider context

  • What is integrated listening?
  • What are the four different types of assesment?
  • What’s test validity?
  • What’s test reliability?
  • What are three things teacher should when assessing listening?
  • How do you encourage students to listen outside the classroom?
  • What are three ways to become a better teacher of listening?

PRACTICE TIME

First Step:  Choose a  topic that for the 9th , 10th , 11th grade  from the ministry of Education

Second Step:  get an audio from the web  or take it from the  Listening through Dictation set which is suitable for your students . The audio must have its script

Take into account

  • The language level
  • The interest factor
  • The entertainment factor
  • The lenght of the recording
  • The quality of the recording
  • The Speech and number of speakers

Third Step:  Do a pre-listening activity that include one of the following  activities to activate schemata

  • brainstoming
  • visuals
  • realia
  • text and words
  • situations
  • opinion , ideas and facts

Fourth Step: Do a while-listening activity  (listening and complete the information) using the audio and script previously chosen in the second step.

Fifth Step:  Do a  post-listening activity  of your choice

Note: Prepare material for your classmates

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