Sheila Thorn

Eight guiding principles to help you teach L2 listening effectively

Event

Date: 30 November 2021.
Time: 16.00-17.00 (London time)
Hosted on Pavilion Learn.

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 and the differences between listening in the L1 and the L2.

Pricing:

  • Cost of attending: £6 (including VAT)
  • As part of your event ticket, you will also get £10 off your own copy of Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom!

Description

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

Audience

This session is aimed at trainee and qualified teachers, as well as anyone with an interest in L2 listening and the nature of spoken English, including publishers and materials writers.

Speaker

Sheila Thorn is an experienced international conference speaker, teacher trainer, materials writer, examinations writer and linguist, with a special interest in L2 listening. She has devoted her career to promoting authentic listening and she is the author of the Real Lives, Real Listening series (Collins) and Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom (Pavilion ELT at Pavilion Publishing).

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