ERIC Number: ED433723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Listening in a Foreign Language.
Schwartz, Ana Maria
An instructional module designed to help prepare college-level teaching assistants (TAs) for their duties in second language instruction is presented. The module focuses on helping learners become skilled at second language listening. The first part provides background information about this language skill. It introduces the process of listening by describing listening and listening comprehension within a cognitive, information- processing framework. The use of listening strategies for comprehension is then examined, followed by discussion of four curriculum planning issues: determining goals and objectives; matching goals and objectives with teaching techniques and materials; planning the listening lesson; and use of video materials. The second part presents more practical suggestions, techniques, and activities for working with textbook tape programs and video materials, for teaching and practicing listening strategies, and for two-way, interactive listening in the classroom. Contains 22 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Language Teachers, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Media Selection, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: In its: Out of Class Learning Experiences and Students' Perceptions of Their Impact on English Conversation Skills; see FL 025 966.