Listening plays a critical role in both communication and in language acquisition; however, it is one of the least understood skills in language learning.
Research and theories point to the benefit of providing a silent or pre-speaking period for beginner learners to give them the opportunity to store information in their memories.
This silent period could be several class periods of listening activities that foster vocabulary and build comprehension.
That's why it is important for all teachers of languages to be well aware of how to teach listening activities well and effectively in the classroom.
This guide contributes to increasing this awareness as it is a practical guide to teaching listening in the classroom including practical steps and ideas for EFL teachers to teach listening and develop the listening skills of their students.
It covers the following topics:
- What is listening?
- Why do we teach listening?
- Factors affecting listening.
- The two types of cognitive processing occur while listening.
- Tips to select and follow good listening activities and techniques.
- Main purposes of listening.
- Main listening comprehension skills.
- How to teach a listening lesson (Stages and steps of a listening task).
- Main kinds of listening tasks.
If you get it, you will enjoy the useful information in it and you will have the opportunity to use this information in developing yourself professionally, progressing in your career and getting control of teaching listening and developing the listening skills of your students in the classroom.
You'll get a practical guide to teaching listening in the classroom including practical steps for EFL teachers to teach listening and develop the listening skills of their students.