ERIC Number: ED359782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Listening to Authentic Czech. Authentic Listening Proficiency-Based Methods.
The set of materials for development of listening skills in Czech is designed for students with advanced language proficiency and is intended to be used with cassette tapes (not included here) to supplement other instructional materials. It consists of 20 units grouped into 2 levels (advanced and advanced plus). At each level there are 10 units, each based on a specific topic, including: announcements; culture; economic change; environment; health; politics; news; science and technology; society in transition; and sports. The unit contains exercises based on the tapes of authentic Czech listening materials. An introductory section gives the student background information on listening skills and habits and describes briefly a number of strategies emphasized in the exercises, including predicting, recognizing cognates, identifying grammar and discourse markers, categorizing, listening for specific information, guessing at unfamiliar words in context, repetition, and summarizing. Answer keys for the units are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Athletics, Competency Based Education, Culture, Czech, Economic Change, Environment, Health, Information Dissemination, Language Proficiency, Listening Skills, News Reporting, Politics, Sciences, Skill Development, Social Change, Technology, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Workbooks
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.