ERIC Number: ED191302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Listening.
Alberta Modern Language Journal, v18 n3 p25-42 Spr 1980
This paper presents formats for activities and sources of materials which focus on developing students' listening skills and their awareness of the steps in the listening process. The activities are intended for the early stages of language learning and are divided according to their appropriateness for intensive or extensive listening. Intensive listening involves recognizing an auditory pattern that was formed mentally the first time a particular word or structure was recognized. Three types of activity are suggested to develop the intensive listening skill: (1) activities appropriate for the presentation of new structural or vocabulary items; (2) activities that focus on structure alone; and (3) activities that focus on listening for the message. Extensive listening is more general; it deals with unknown material and comes from a variety of sources. The activities designed to develop extensive listening skills focus on: (1) developing passive vocabulary; (2) increasing the ability to cope with unfamiliar material; (3) developing the ability to derive meaning from words and phrases rather than from a word-by-word dissection; and (4) developing the ability to listen selectively. (AMH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, French, Learning Activities, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Second Language Instruction, Skill Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton. Modern Language Council.