This course explores a number of issues involved in helping learners to develop their listening comprehension of English as a second or foreign language. Participants will explore and understand factors that affect the success or failure of listening comprehension, examine an adaptable lesson template that can be used to develop the listening comprehension of students, and look at specific listening activities targeted at novice-level, intermediate-level, and advanced-level students. The course will also highlight effective assessment methods, including computerized testing of listening ability.
Developing Listening Comprehension in English Language Learners
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The thing that really stands out for me is the use of bottom-up and top-down listening exercises to use with my beginner, intermediate, and advanced level learners. Having some examples from the lessons of different exercises to use with each level of learner is a great resource that I will use over and over. Now when I plan a lesson I always consider the level of my learner and whether my content would best be taught bottom-up, top-down or a combination of both.