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ERIC Number: ED274186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Listening Activities for Small Groups.
Gonzalez, Barbara
Successful listening is a critical element of learning and performing in a new language. Second language teachers should include more listening activities in their class routines, and should consider a greater variety of formats and class organizational styles for those activities. The small-group format, not often used for listening activities, has a significant number of psychological and pedagogical benefits, including student assumption of more responsibility for their own and others' learning, increased attention to individual student needs, increased motivation, and a more natural range of listening experience. A number of commonly-used listening formats work well in small groups and many activity formats described in second-language publications can be adapted for both small groups and listening practice, including picture matching, manipulatives, commands, situations, logic, and sentence and paragraph true-false formats. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: On TESOL '84. A Brave New World for TESOL. Selected Papers from the Annual Convention of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (18th, Houston, Texas, March 6-11, 1984); see FL 016 005.