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HOW TO TEACH
LISTENING
CONTENT
 Definition
 Why

teach listening?
 Teacher’s and students’ difficulties
 Top tips
 A successful listening ac...
LISTENING
 Listening

is the ability to identify and
understand what others are saying.
This involves understanding a
spe...
WHY TEACH LISTENING?
 Students

hear different accents
and varieties.
 Listening helps students to
acquire language
subc...
‘WHAT A DIFFICULT TASK…’
 Teaching

listening skills is one of
the most difficult tasks for any
ESL teacher.
 Sometimes ...
DIFFICULTIES
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Students are trying to understand every word.
Students go back trying to understand what...
 PRE Tell

LISTENING:

TOP TIPS

your students “ DON’T WORRY”

 Make

sure students know what they are listening for
be...
 Check

for any words that your students may not

know
 Short
 Stop

listening
the recording
 WHILE

LISTENING:

 Try

to play the recording once for overall
comprehension and then for specific details.

 Take

n...
 POST-LISTENING:
 Compare

their notes in small groups.

 Encourage

discussions and answer questions.

 Write

a summ...
REMEMBER!!!
 Try

to use as many different sources of
listening material as you can:

advertisements, news programs, poet...
A SUCCESSFUL LISTENING
ACTIVITY
 Ideas

to make the best listening
activities ever!
1
Reduce distractions and
noise during the
listening segment.
2
 make

sure the equipment produces
acceptable sound quality.
3
 Read

or play the text a total of 2-3 times.
4
 Play

a video clip with the sound off and
ask students to make predictions about it.
5
 Give

students a listening task to do
between classes.
LISTENING
EXERCISES
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http://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/hobbies-1.htm
SOURCES
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http://iteslj.org/Articles/Saricoban-Listening.html
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/li...
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  1. 1. HOW TO TEACH LISTENING
  2. 2. CONTENT  Definition  Why teach listening?  Teacher’s and students’ difficulties  Top tips  A successful listening activity  Listening exercises
  3. 3. LISTENING  Listening is the ability to identify and understand what others are saying. This involves understanding a speaker's accent or pronunciation, his grammar and his vocabulary, and grasping his meaning (Howatt and Dakin). An able listener is capable of doing these four things at the same time.
  4. 4. WHY TEACH LISTENING?  Students hear different accents and varieties.  Listening helps students to acquire language subconsciously.  Listening is a receptive skill.  Education.  Mass communication.
  5. 5. ‘WHAT A DIFFICULT TASK…’  Teaching listening skills is one of the most difficult tasks for any ESL teacher.  Sometimes students feel frustrated because they find listening difficult.
  6. 6. DIFFICULTIES           Students are trying to understand every word. Students go back trying to understand what a previous word meant. Students just don’t know the most important words. Students don’t recognize the words they know. Students have problems with different accents. Students get tired. Students have mental block. Students are distracted. Students cannot cope without images. Students have hearing problems.
  7. 7.  PRE Tell LISTENING: TOP TIPS your students “ DON’T WORRY”  Make sure students know what they are listening for before you start listening  Give questions to check students comprehension  Check know for any words that your students may not
  8. 8.  Check for any words that your students may not know  Short  Stop listening the recording
  9. 9.  WHILE LISTENING:  Try to play the recording once for overall comprehension and then for specific details.  Take notes ( dates, places, people)  Repeat parts the recording especially in the difficult
  10. 10.  POST-LISTENING:  Compare their notes in small groups.  Encourage discussions and answer questions.  Write a summary of the main points and then compare.  Make a list of any new vocabulary.
  11. 11. REMEMBER!!!  Try to use as many different sources of listening material as you can: advertisements, news programs, poetry, songs, extracts from plays, speeches, lectures, telephone conversations, informal dialogues.
  12. 12. A SUCCESSFUL LISTENING ACTIVITY  Ideas to make the best listening activities ever!
  13. 13. 1 Reduce distractions and noise during the listening segment.
  14. 14. 2  make sure the equipment produces acceptable sound quality.
  15. 15. 3  Read or play the text a total of 2-3 times.
  16. 16. 4  Play a video clip with the sound off and ask students to make predictions about it.
  17. 17. 5  Give students a listening task to do between classes.
  18. 18. LISTENING EXERCISES
  19. 19. http://www.esl-lab.com http://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/hobbies-1.htm
  20. 20. SOURCES      http://iteslj.org/Articles/Saricoban-Listening.html http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/listenin g.cfm http://es.scribd.com/doc/14427811/How-to-TeachEnglish-Jeremy-Harmer http://esl.about.com/cs/teachinglistening/a/a_tlisten.ht m http://www.usingenglish.com/teachers/articles/whyyour-students-have-problems-with-listeningcomprehension.html

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