Listening SkillListening is the first of the four language skills. Listening is the process of receiving, attending to, and assigning meaning to aural and visual stimuli
Key meaning of listen L= look I= inquire S= summaries T=take notes E= encourage N= neturalise
Receiving language through ears Identifying the sound of speech Receive individualsounds(letters, stress, rhythm, and pauses)
Importance of listeningIt is essential for language teachers to help their students become effective listeners. It is an important skill for us to hone. We listen far more than we speak.
In most profession settings from 41 percentto 60 percent or more of our communication time is spent listening. Students may receive as much as 90% oftheir in-school information through listening to instructors and to one another.
Focus and attention Work at harder Second language requires even great focus
Listening is like painting, like colour, in day to day environment. Listening is important or face to face encounters, telephone messages, for enjoyment of radio and television programs, formal lectures, etc.
For practice we can listen recorded voices. The most important thing is to listen to a variety of voices as often as we can.
In our own language , listening is usually the first language skill that we learn. A good listener tried to understand throughly what the other person is saying.
“Listening looks easy, but it’s not simple. Every head is a world” “If speaking is silver, then listening is gold”
Understand what people are saying To speak clear To pronounce words properly Intonation Stress Make speech easier