Listen Hear

Thanks to Listen Hear!, that's about to change.

Author: Michael F. Opitz

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UVA:X004803672

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Have you ever asked your students Are you listening? and felt uneasy that their response didn't distinguish listening from hearing? We expect children to spend fifty percent or more of their school day engaged in listening-comprehension activities, yet despite today's emphasis on skills-building in the language arts, most literacy curricula ignore the teaching of this crucial skill. Thanks to Listen Hear!, that's about to change. Michael Opitz and Matthew Zbaracki recognize that teachers have their hands full with reading and writing standards; that's why they've designed Listen Hear! as a handy, friendly resource full of fresh teaching strategies that help you fold multidimensional listening comprehension instruction snugly into your existing reading and read-aloud lessons-without sacrificing room in your crowded curriculum. Listen Hear! gives you everything you need to start teaching listening tomorrow: the research and rationale for teaching it reproducible forms charts that show you at a glance which skills each strategy enhances ists of contemporary children's literature to use in conjunction with the strategies and practical tips for assessment. Thanks to Opitz and Zbaracki, you'll be at the forefront as listening comprehension takes its place in the language arts curriculum, confident that when you ask a student Are you listening? the answer will be a definitive Yes.
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A Guide for the Teaching of Second Language Listening

Reflects current thinking in second language listening.

Author: David J. Mendelsohn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061735232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Reflects current thinking in second language listening. A blend of theory and practice and provides readers with an understanding of how people listen, the listening process itself and some tested recommendations for teaching listening comprehension.
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Teaching Listening

This study recognizes the importance of developing the listening skills, and aims to guide teachers both at a theoretical and a practical level in how to develop these skills in the classroom.

Author: Mary Underwood

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003573164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 117

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This study recognizes the importance of developing the listening skills, and aims to guide teachers both at a theoretical and a practical level in how to develop these skills in the classroom.
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The Role of Visual Components in Teaching and Assessing Listening Comprehension

The procedure of testing can be divided up into two theoretical fields. First, the large field of teaching listening comprehension and second the field of actually testing it.

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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668326712

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Regensburg (Institut für Didaktik Englisch), language: English, abstract: Next to reading, writing and speaking, listening comprehension lies at the heart of language learning. However, it has also proved to be difficult for the language learner to acquire and for language teachers to teach and to assess. Teachers do not only need a rich understanding of the listening process but also strategies that enable them to teach listening effectively and to assess it in a rational way. The procedure of testing can be divided up into two theoretical fields. First, the large field of teaching listening comprehension and second the field of actually testing it. Both fields need to be carried out thoughtfully in order to achieve success in the whole process. Despite or maybe even due to the difficulty that lies in listening comprehension itself and in teaching it, “L2 listening remains the last researched of all four language skills. However, in recent years there has been an increased focus on L2 listening ability since its importance in language acquisition has finally been acknowledged and is now regarded as as a skill that requires more classroom attention. In particular the field of teaching listening with the help of technology has been investigated since the revolution in multimedia has made available a large variety of aural and visual text in foreign languages.
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The Listening Skill Theoretical and Practical Approaches

Teachers should also be aware of the fact that children will always acquire new language input in a defined order. First they hear new input through listening. Then they attempt to repeat the new input through speaking.

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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668372337

Category: Literary Collections

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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, University of Cologne, language: English, abstract: Nowadays foreign language teaching has become established in the majority of primary schools. The introduction of foreign language teaching in primary schools leads to an improvement of linguistic and communicative competency. Due to the fact that pupils begin to learn English in grade one they automatically extend their learning time and they also start to learn the language in the most opportune moment in their life. Even shy pupils realize that they already know some English words, which they got to know from different kinds of advertising in radio, television or the internet. Another point is that it is possible to communicate in English without knowing much words or structures. As a result, the pupils’ motivation to learn the language retains. As a teacher it is important to know which expectations you can have on your pupils and which accomplishments this young learners are able to achieve. Teachers should also be aware of the fact that children will always acquire new language input in a defined order. First they hear new input through listening. Then they attempt to repeat the new input through speaking. Through reading the children will see the written form of the new input and in the last step the children would write the new word themselves (cf. Clausen, 2009, p.8). So listening is a basic skill which is a foundation for any other skill like speaking, reading and writing. According to that this term paper focuses on how to teach listening. Its main purpose is to provide information about theoretical and practical approaches, especially with emphasis on the listening skill in primary school. Moreover it gives an insight into appropriate behaviour of teachers and of different methods a teacher can use to improve children’s listening skills.
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Teaching Listening Comprehension in Secondary Schools

The findings reported in this book will be of immense benefits to teachers, teachers-in-training, curriculum planners, policy makers, parents and the society in general since it is geared towards improving students' oral English performance ...

Author: Elizabeth Adesomon Dopemu

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3846555029

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Page: 152

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The focus of language teaching in recent years has been in promoting oral skills in order to respond to students need for effective communication. However, the general observation in teaching English Language in most schools in Nigeria is that there is a complete neglect of listening comprehension which is one of the fundamental language skills. This book contains a report of a study carried out in teaching secondary school students listening comprehension using Audio Visual materials such as flash cards, audio tapes, CDs etc. The findings reported in this book will be of immense benefits to teachers, teachers-in-training, curriculum planners, policy makers, parents and the society in general since it is geared towards improving students' oral English performance in schools and colleges.
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The Language Teaching Matrix

3 Designing instructional materials for teaching listening comprehension In Chapter 1 the role of instructional materials in the language curriculum was discussed , and it was argued that effective instructional materials in language ...

Author: Professor Jack C Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521387949

Category: Education

Page: 185

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For use in courses on language teaching methodology and teacher preparation, this book also serves as an invaluable source for courses in language curriculum development, materials development, and teaching practice. The author views effective language teaching as a network of interactions involving the curriculum, methodology, the teacher, the learner, and instructional materials (hence the metaphor of a matrix). Each chapter discusses and examines the theoretical and practical dimensions of a central issue in language teaching. Among the topics covered are curriculum development, designing instructional materials, teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing, the nature of effective teaching, self-monitoring in teacher development, and language and content. Richards presents key issues in an accessible and highly readable style, and shows how teachers and teachers-in-training can be involved in the investigation of classroom teaching and learning. The emphasis is not on prescriptions but rather on developing effective teaching through understanding the various factors that interact in second language learning and in the second language classroom.
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