Learning to listen in English Pg 98 Young Learners Workshop Cecilia Maller A.
<ul><li>Initial steps </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to a foreign lg. hard work, mainly for yls. </li></ul><ul><li>First: lis...
<ul><li>L2 will increase with time- useful to get Ss used to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember!! </li></ul><ul><li>Listening ...
<ul><li>Could include: use of visuals( pictures to match or sequence), written support  ( completion of charts). </li></ul>
Give the children confidence <ul><li>Ss do not need to understand everything, they must know it.  </li></ul><ul><li>Import...
Explain why children have to listen <ul><li>Make sure Ss are clear about  WHY  they are listening purpose of the activity ...
Kinds of listening <ul><li>1.To physically settle pupils-  To calm them, form of mental engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>2.To...
<ul><li>3.To improve the general listening attitude:  listen for enjoyment, improve concentration span, develop memory. </...
<ul><li>EX.2. listening to stories practice in tenses or vocabulary connected with the topic </li></ul><ul><li>5.To reinfo...
<ul><li>6.To interact with others:   </li></ul><ul><li>negociate meaning by listening and asking Qs., checking meaning, ag...
Help childen develop strategies for listening ( pg 100) <ul><li>Ts must teach “ intelligent guesswork” </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Set a specific listening task (pg 100) <ul><li>Listening has three stages: </li></ul><ul><li>a.Preparation for listening= ...
Examples of post-listening activities <ul><li>Produce a drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Make a video </li></ul><ul><li>Answer qu...
5.Organize listening <ul><li>Most of listening based on T´s talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Tape or Cd  good model of spoken lg. <...
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  1. 1. Learning to listen in English Pg 98 Young Learners Workshop Cecilia Maller A.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Initial steps </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to a foreign lg. hard work, mainly for yls. </li></ul><ul><li>First: listen to the T and play most of the time( games, songs, rhymes, listening to stories, simple instructions), as TPR. </li></ul><ul><li>T decides amount of L1 and L2 used; through “classroom lang.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>L2 will increase with time- useful to get Ss used to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember!! </li></ul><ul><li>Listening not passive </li></ul><ul><li>-activities like “ listen and remember”- Ss feel anxious- do not really develop the listening skills. </li></ul><ul><li>What to do? Guide attention to specific parts of spoken text. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Could include: use of visuals( pictures to match or sequence), written support ( completion of charts). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Give the children confidence <ul><li>Ss do not need to understand everything, they must know it. </li></ul><ul><li>Important: Planning ( clear idea of what to expect) </li></ul><ul><li>- general idea( =gist)?, pick out key words? </li></ul><ul><li>2nd or 3rd time recall the sequence of events in a story. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Explain why children have to listen <ul><li>Make sure Ss are clear about WHY they are listening purpose of the activity </li></ul><ul><li>helps to build learner´s confidence and reduce anxiety </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kinds of listening <ul><li>1.To physically settle pupils- To calm them, form of mental engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>2.To stir ( to move slightly) pupils- stimulate or allow this ( when bored or tired) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>3.To improve the general listening attitude: listen for enjoyment, improve concentration span, develop memory. </li></ul><ul><li>4.To develop aspects of language:to improve pronunciation, stress, rhythm and intonation- familiarity with new words and structures. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. To learn songs and rhymes pronunciation practice </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>EX.2. listening to stories practice in tenses or vocabulary connected with the topic </li></ul><ul><li>5.To reinforce conceptual development : spoken texts (= stories) can be useful revision for reinforcing concepts; i.e: numbers, size, cause, effect ( may be treated in other areas ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>6.To interact with others: </li></ul><ul><li>negociate meaning by listening and asking Qs., checking meaning, agreeing, and so forth. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide support for literacy: </li></ul><ul><li>Older kids make connections between spoken and written English. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Help childen develop strategies for listening ( pg 100) <ul><li>Ts must teach “ intelligent guesswork” </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>*Predicting </li></ul><ul><li>*Working out the meaning from context </li></ul><ul><li>*Recognizing discourse pattern and markers ( words like: first, then, finally,etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Specially important in stories and instructions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Set a specific listening task (pg 100) <ul><li>Listening has three stages: </li></ul><ul><li>a.Preparation for listening= pre listening acts . </li></ul><ul><li>b.While they listen so they remain active= while-listening activity. </li></ul><ul><li>c. After they have listened= post-listening act. </li></ul><ul><li>* Ss.mention some acts. of this kind. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Examples of post-listening activities <ul><li>Produce a drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Make a video </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Pgs 100-101 provide exs. of the three types </li></ul>
  14. 14. 5.Organize listening <ul><li>Most of listening based on T´s talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Tape or Cd good model of spoken lg. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal: variety by setting up a listening corner </li></ul>

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