Learners generally find listening the most challenging of the four skills. It is also the most challenging area to teach. This is particularly apparent when it comes to presenting learners with recordings of authentic spoken English to ensure they can listen effectively. Sheila Thorn’s new book, Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom, aims to help teachers get to grips with this notoriously difficult area of teaching.
This interactive talk will cover:
- the rationale behind using authentic recordings with learners,
- the purpose of teaching listening,
- recognition of the challenges learners face,
- the nature of spoken English,
- the differences between listening in the L1 and the L2.
Sheila will outline five key listening goals which she has developed in writing her book. She will then make the case for a practical and straightforward three-part approach to teaching listening. This aims to train learners to listen more effectively and prepare them for future encounters with authentic spoken English beyond the ELT classroom.
As part of your ticket for Eight guiding principles to help you teach L2 listening effectively, you will also receive £10 off Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom.