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Learning to listen: developing students’ listening skills

Mike Carter

CLIC International House


Session preview
Session preview skills

  • An anecdote

  • Listening terminology

  • What’s wrong with our listening materials and procedures?

  • Solutions

  • Using listening transcripts

  • Conclusions

  • Appendices


1 an anecdote
1. An anecdote skills

I’m going to tell you a true anecdote about a listening lessons I observed:

What thoughts does it provoke about teaching listening?


2 terminology answers
2. Terminology: ANSWERS skills

  • Top-down

  • Transactional

  • Interactive

  • Schemata

  • Interactional

  • Non-interactive

  • Bottom-up

  • Interactive


3 what s wrong with our listening materials and procedures
3. What’s wrong with our listening skills materials and procedures?

  • Lack of listening to conversation

  • Testing not teaching

  • Unnatural discourse

  • Too much TD, not enough BU

  • ‘Top-heavy’

  • Lack of variety of spoken genres

  • Mostly non-interactive

  • Little variety of accents

  • Class listenings actually more difficult

  • Inappropriate tasks


4 solutions
4. Solutions skills

We’ll now look at solutions to the problems. We’ll work in the following areas:

  • Teacher talk

  • Live listening

  • Recordings


Solution 1 teacher talk
Solution 1: Teacher talk skills

  • QTT

  • Language grading

  • Be the example

  • Read the recording more naturally

  • Ss interview the T

  • Teach conversation strategies

  • Talks and presentations


Solution 2 live listening
Solution 2: Live listening skills

  • With another teacher

  • Let Ss control the recording

  • Guest speakers

  • Community Language Learning variant


Solution 3 recordings
Solution 3: Recordings skills

  • TV, radio, DVDs and Internet audio and video are current and topical

  • Authentic – natural language source

  • DVD subtitles & pause, rewind etc

  • Visuals

  • Song lyrics, chorus, rhyme, Karaoke

  • Podcasts

  • Audio books (Internet)

  • ‘narrow’ listening


5 using listening transcripts
5. Using listening transcripts skills

There are 3 main purposes for using

listening transcripts:

  • For further bottom-up listening practice

  • To identify where problems of comprehension occurred and redress these

  • For language work


5 using listening transcripts task
5. Using listening transcripts: task skills

  • Read pp.11-13 “Using transcripts”

  • Select/adapt 1 transcript activity from each section to use as post-listening activities

  • IF TIME, compare your sequence with another group


Conclusions 1
Conclusions skills 1

  • Don’t just focus on the right answers!

  • Encourage Ss to listen outside class

  • Transcripts, transcripts, transcripts!!

  • Record and use natural English

  • QTT!!!

  • Dictation – to identify problems and to remedy them

  • ‘notice the gap’ – reconstruction & reformulation


Conclusions 2
Conclusions skills 2

  • Visual clues while listening

  • Less ‘top-heavy’ listening

  • Less TD, more BU

  • Listening homework!

  • More interactional, less transactional

  • More interactive, less non-interactive

  • Authentic texts can be easier!

  • Link listening-speaking: teach conversation strategies


Food for thought 1
Food for thought 1 skills

  • If the typical classroom listenings we do at present are purely testing and not helping students to listen better, then are they a waste of class time?


Food for thought 2
Food for thought 2 skills

  • Should this type of listening be for homework or self-study, so Ss can listen with transcripts as many times as they like and gradually match the written and spoken word?



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