ERIC Number: ED225359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Survey Review of Materials for Teaching Advanced Listening and Note-Taking.
Eight commercially-available listening and note-taking courses are reviewed and a matrix for comparing their characteristics is presented. "Listening and Note-Taking" (Virginia Yates) was written for college-bound high school students and college students who need to improve listening and note-taking skills, while the "Sack-Yourman Study Skills Program" (Allan Sack, Jack Yourman) was designed for underachieving high school seniors and college freshmen. "ALA Lectures for Listening Comprehension" (William S. Annand) consists of a small booklet and seven taped mini-lectures that simulate a university classroom and that are designed to help students with the "Talks and Conversations" section of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language.""Collins' Listening Comprehension and Note-Taking Course" (K. James, R. R. Jordan, A. J. Matthews) prepares foreign college-bound students to follow lectures and to write adequate notes on lectures in English, while "Listening Focus" (Ellen Kisslinger, Michael Rost) was designed to help students achieve a more advanced stage of listening for lectures, broadcasts, and discussions. The British publication "Take Note" (Michael Berman), consists of 24 taped short passages in a variety of accents and a slim book of transcripts and model notes for each passage. "Listening Contours" (Michael Rost, Athenee Francais) consists of a student book, transcript, sample notes, and answer key. Lastly, "Better Listening Skills" (Jean Sims, Patricia Wilcox Peterson) is an intermediate listening course containing five lectures. (SW)
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Note: In "Selected Papers from the Illinois TESOL/BE Annual Convention" (10th, Chicago, IL, February 26-27, 1982).