ERIC Number: ED253108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Listening Comprehension: Process, Problems, and Solutions.
An analysis of the skills involved in listening comprehension and techniques for developing them in students looks first at elements of the general process of interpretation, showing the essential importance of the interpretative functions as contrasted with simple comprehension of sounds and decoding of meaning. The first section looks at research on the factors in the listening process and the language learner's tasks in interpretation. The second section analyzes the problems second language students experience and teachers must attempt to resolve in the instruction of listening comprehension, especially in English as a second language. The factors affecting student processes of interpretation are categorized and discussed in three groups: linguistic, sociopsychological, and communicative. The final section outlines theoretical and practical suggestions on how to overcome the problems with appropriate activities. The techniques are divided into three groups for use before, during, and after listening, and emphasis is placed on exploitation of inexpensive materials for classroom use. A bibliography is appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Summer Meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Corvallis, OR, July 13-14, 1984).