1. How to Teach Listening
(Fa, Eka, Meli, Eyi’)
2nd of June, 2011
2. What is Listening....?
Listening is pay attention to somebody or
something that you can hear, take notice
or believe what somebody says for
something be prepared to hear a
particular sounds (Oxford, Fourth Edition,
3. Is listening a passive or active
Listening is considered to involve the active
selecting and interpreting of information
from auditory clues so that a listener can
what is happening and what is being
-Richards, JC. 1983. “Listening Comprehension: Approach,
design, procedure.” TESOL Quarterly 17:2.
5. Principles of teaching listening
students understand how foreigners
speak English and build students’
6. Principles of teaching listening
All we can do is give them some
guidelines, provide an opportunity for
meaningful practice and trust they will learn
these things for themselves. (Buck, 1995)
Buck, G., 1995. How to become a good listening teacher.
In Mendelsohn and Rubin 1995. A guide for the teaching
of second language listening. San Diego: Dominie Press. 113-130.
7. How to prepare students for
listening task ?
There are three useful steps how to conduct
the listening task :
every word is important!
make sure students know what they are
Give the general questions
the text too long
9. While listening
the recording once for overall
note any informations
Divide students into groups
Give students a different listening task
Try to repeat the recording
Compare and discuss their notes
Encourage students to respond to what they
Tell students to call out ‘Stop!’
Note any new vocabulary
11. Listening activities
Use activities to wake up ss
“Whispering/Broken Telephone” game.
Fill in the blank .
( song, poetry, or conversation )