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  1. 1. Number of words in English vocabulary 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 International Graduate 0 Domestic Undergraduate
  2. 2. Why is listening comprehension important?
  3. 3. Simulation of 2,000 word vocabulary: Many persons who “talk” with their hands are blunk. They have doubts about what they are saying, so they try to cover up by drolling a false parn of excitement and urgency. These same people are usually very gruk and may be overly talkative and speak too loudly. Hurbish feelings are belaved by the person who tries to keep all leeds to a monton. Such a person is nep, purported, and lacking in self-ruck. Fox, Len 1979. On acquiring an adequate second language vocabulary. Journal of Basic Writing 2, 3:68-75
  4. 4. One billion English language learners worldwide
  5. 5. English language learners need to engage with a lot of English language input.
  6. 6. English language learners need to engage with a lot of English language input.
  7. 7. How might English language learners engage with a lot of English language input?
  8. 8. Serial: 850,000 listeners per week Podcasts: 57 million Americans listening monthly
  9. 9. Over 300,000 podcasts are estimated to exist Covering every possible topic of interest
  10. 10. LEAPA podcast player to help you learn English with any podcast
  11. 11. Form a daily habit of practicing listening to English.
  12. 12. You’ll get the most out of podcasts because it is level-appropriate and intrinsically interesting to you.
  13. 13. You will connect the word to a phrase or sentence that it occurs in.
  14. 14. If you are interested in beta testing register here: bit.ly/leap_beta
  15. 15. – Clara Gonzalez Sueyro – Thank you!

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