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ERIC Number: ED123881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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The Eyes May Have It, but What about The Ears? Some Considerations in Teaching Listening Comprehension.
Plaister, Ted
This paper describes an approach to the teaching of listening comprehension for English as a second language. Its goals include improving the students' understanding of lectures and lecture-like materials and taking into account the knowledge that the student brings with him to the listening situation. The materials used in this approach consist of a set of lectures dealing with an imaginary subject. The amount of information available to the student is maximized so that he can achieve understanding as soon as possible. The approach is designed to begin with complete information at the students' disposal and to end with a complete withdrawal of all props. The process beings with reading preparation of the materials: the student reads and studies the lecture in question. A dictation follows and three learning aids known as auding prompts A, B, and C are used. With the first, the entire lecture is displayed in print and words redundant in the language are masked. With B and C, the amount of printed information is gradually reduced. The students then listen to the lecture and take notes, and a quiz completes the process. The materials can be used in individualized instruction as well as in regular classroom teaching. (CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference for the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Los Angeles, California, March 1975)