ERIC Number: ED267630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Listening Ability: Check It or Wreck It.
Listening is an integral element of the curricular goals of all modern foreign language classrooms because it is: (1) a motivator and facilitator, (2) a reliable predictor of language learning success, and (3) a skill contributing to success in many endeavors in life. A variety of classroom teaching and testing procedures based on listening skills is available, including drawing according to spoken instructions, songs using cloze procedure, and determining the appropriateness or inappropriateness of a statement. A system that apportions points to each course element allows flexibility in determining the final course grade. For example, a separate listening score could be used, listening could be graded as a subscore of a test, or a separate allotment of points for a specific listening-related task could be provided. By assigning a specific portion of the course's entire value to the listening skill in this way, one makes tangible and important what may have seemed an intangible element. Some examples of classroom listening activities are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Second Language Acquisition: Preparing for Tomorrow. Selected Papers from the Annual Meeting of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 3-5, 1986). For report of conference, see FL 015 577.