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Teaching Listening

Week 8

Andy Miller

on 28 April 2015

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Transcript of Teaching Listening

- Bottom-up
- Top-down
Teaching Listening
Traditional Practice
- Pre-teaching vocabulary
Current Practice
+ Pre-teach CRITICAL vocab only
- Lengthy pre-listening preparation
+ Longer post-listening period
- Check comprehension w/ post-listening Q's
+ Preset comprehension Q's
- Provide comprehension questions
+ Provide a task e.g.)...
- ESL/EFL scripted materials
+ Authentic materials
fruit/veg names @ a market stall
gate numbers @ an airport
departure times @ a train station
items @ a lost & found office
floors/sections @ a department store
- Teach the whole listening script
+ Teach focused language only
- Focus on grammar of listening text
+ Focus on functional language items only
- 'Listen & repeat' major element
+ Minimised; for word recognition only
- Post-listening consists of listen & repeat plus grammar analysis
+ Post-listening examines functional language and includes vocab inference from context
- Focus on product
+ Focus on process
- Students work alone
+ Tasks involve pairs of students
context; situation
> Write related words
> Draw a word map
> Provide pre-listening Q's they should be able to answer after listening
> Predicting possible outcomes
> Look at & discuss a picture
> Minimal pairs
> Listen and write the # of words
> Find the stressed syllable
> Listening for phonemes
> Listening for word endings
> Listening for # of speakers etc.
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