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  1. 1. Listening [module 4]<br />
  2. 2. Listening - introduction<br />Dr. Mahmoud al-Batal, Listening module instructor<br />Why is listening absent from many language programs?<br />What place does listening play in your course?<br />Why is listening an important skill?<br />
  3. 3. Why is listening important?<br />Represents a significant part of time we spend communicating<br />Serves as input in the target language<br />Promotes non-linear processing of language and encourages learners to develop "holistic" strategies to texts. <br />
  4. 4. What are the challenges to listening?<br />Think of your own experience as a language learner. To what extent were you engaged in listening activities inside class? In homework assignments? To what extent were you asked to do extensive listening the same way you were asked to do extensive reading?<br />As a teacher what do you perceive as the biggest challenges to incorporating listening in your class?<br />
  5. 5. What do you think?<br />Is listening a passive skill? Explain….<br />How does our schema help form expectations when listening to something?<br />How does listening involve top-down and bottom-up processes?<br />What is the importance of input?<br />To what extent should listening be based on authentic texts?<br />
  6. 6. Your turn…..<br />Based on the videos you watched in the first segment of the listening module, can you suggest five guiding principles that teachers should bear in mind when thinking of the listening skill? <br />
  7. 7. What do you think?<br />Simplified vs. authentic texts?<br />Group work during listening activities?<br />Engage students in discussion of strategies?<br />How many times to listen?<br />Dealing with students with lower proficiency levels?<br />
  8. 8. reflect<br />In your experience as a language learner, to what extent were you exposed to authentic listening materials? In what way have such materials affected the development of your own listening strategies? In what way will your experience as a learner shape your own approach as a teacher to authentic listening materials?<br />
  9. 9. Pre-listening<br />What should pre-listening consist of?<br />What tips are presented about pre-listening?<br />
  10. 10. While listening<br />What should the student be doing while listening?<br />
  11. 11. Intensive listening<br />How would you define this and where should it take place?<br />
  12. 12. Post listening<br />What is post-listening?<br />What kind of post-listening activities do you think would be most beneficial to your students?<br />
  13. 13. Thoughts?<br />Lesson 3 includes a listening activity in the AswaatArabiyyaArabic for the Advanced level.<br />Are the different stages clear?<br />What were the strengths of the lesson? Any challenges?<br />
  14. 14. Conclusion<br />Importance of input<br />Importance of training / strategies<br />Time/regularity of listening in the classroom<br />
  15. 15. See you next week!<br />For next class:<br />Read “reading” module<br />Reflection #5<br />By October 5 (UF) or 7 (SC) - Portfolio 1 due!<br />