ERIC Number: ED388054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
New Ways in Teaching Listening. New Ways in TESOL Series: Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Nunan, David, Ed.; Miller, Lindsay, Ed.
This guide is a collection of practical ideas for teaching listening skills to learners of a second language. Most are contributed by teachers of English as a Second Language, but the activities may be appropriate for other languages. Each idea is described briefly, with information given about appropriate proficiency level(s), specific aims, class time requirements, preparation time, needed resources, procedures, and caveats and options. The first section focuses on development of cognitive strategies: listening to the main idea; listening for details; and predicting. Section 2 contains activities that demonstrated the interlinked nature of listening with speaking, pronunciation, and vocabulary. The third section provides ideas for teaching aspects of stress, intonation, and register, particularly as they relate to pronunciation. A subsequent section deals with the use of technology in the listening classroom, and the next with listening for academic purposes, especially at the higher education level, where instruction is often provided in a second language. The final section draws together disparate tasks that deal with affective aspects of the listening process, using songs and relaxation techniques. An addendum includes tasks for dealing with problems in the listening classroom. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Singing, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Suprasegmentals, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
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