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Enhancing listening

  1. 1. Enhance the Teaching of Listening Comprehension English Onboard Enhancing Listening Using the IWB to ...
  2. 2. New equipment – New possibilities <ul><li>* The computer, projector and interactive </li></ul><ul><li>whiteboard allow for the use of video as </li></ul><ul><li>well as audio for listening comprehension . </li></ul><ul><li>The clickers encourage all students to </li></ul><ul><li>respond to questions about the text. </li></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening
  3. 3. When should the audio/video be used? <ul><li>You may wish to incorporate a listening or </li></ul><ul><li>video task at any one of the three stages of </li></ul><ul><li>work with a unit: Before instruction, During </li></ul><ul><li>instruction or After instruction . </li></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening Before During After
  4. 4. <ul><li>Prior to instruction, audio / video can be used to: </li></ul><ul><li>generate interest in the topic </li></ul><ul><li>elicit prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>provide background information for the topic </li></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening Before listening
  5. 5. <ul><li>During instruction, audio / video can be used to: </li></ul><ul><li>introduce an additional aspect of the topic </li></ul><ul><li>illustrate or demonstrate what has been taught </li></ul><ul><li>reinforce language skills </li></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening While listening
  6. 6. <ul><li>After instruction, audio / video can be used to: </li></ul><ul><li>integrate information presented during the unit </li></ul><ul><li>reinforce language skills </li></ul><ul><li>sum up the topic </li></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening After listening
  7. 7. How can the IWB enhance the teaching of listening comprehension? <ul><li>The computer and IWB offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy access to a wide range of free listening and viewing materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibilities for creating interactive activities to practice vocabulary , who said?, sequencing of events, etc . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A unique chance to practice repair strategies , by freezing the screen and asking pupils to ask the characters on the screen for clarification . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The option of listening to a text on the screen . </li></ul></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening
  8. 8. Sample IWB tasks/activities for a song <ul><li>Two activities that exploit the interactive capabilities of the IWB : </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 1: Recalling words from a song </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The refrain of the song with key words missing is on the IWB . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The key words are in a box at the bottom of the screen . </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Pupils drag the words into place . </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 2: Practicing vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Key vocabulary and scrambled definitions are on the board. </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils drag the definitions to match the words. </li></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening
  9. 9. Sample tasks/activities for a video <ul><li>Three tasks that exploit the IWB for video: </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 1: Writing a summary </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils write a collaborative summary of the video directly on </li></ul><ul><li>the computer, with each pair of students adding a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 2: Who Said What? </li></ul><ul><li>On the IWB, pupils match lines of dialogue to the person who </li></ul><ul><li>said it. </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 3: Sequencing events </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils put the scrambled main events of the video in the right </li></ul><ul><li>order. </li></ul>English Onboard Enhancing Listening
  10. 10. English Onboard Enhancing Listening The End