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 “How to Teach Listening “
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 ( Based on a Costa Rican Context)
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
- text and words
- 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