How to Teach Listening

How to Teach Listening Comprehension

How to Teach Listening

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The  primary purpose of listening is:

  1. Information gathering
  2. Pleasure
  3. Empathy 
  4. Assessment 
  5. Criticism

The types of listening can be categorized in the following ways:

  1. Listening for Gist
  2. Listening for Specific Information
  3. Listening in Detail
  4. Inferential Listening

What Makes Listening Difficult?

  1. Characteristics of the message
  2. Characteristics of the delivery
  3. Characteristic of the listenener
  4. Characteristic of the environment
How to Teach Listening Comprehension

How to Teach Listening Comprehension

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?

How to Teach Listening

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