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Articles on listening

Do you know the difference between top down and bottom up approaches? Find the answer, and much more, below.

Listening for young learners

In this article I will briefly focus on how I try to develop listening skills with our young learners who are learning English as an additional language.

Pre-listening activities

Listening skills are hard to develop. Students can do a variety of work before listening to help them understand the listening.

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

Simulated immersion

I have often found that learners of all levels feel that there is inadequate time spent on listening in most language courses.

Listening: Top down and bottom up

In 'real-life' listening, our students will have to use a combination of the two processes, with more emphasis on 'top-down' or 'bottom-up' listening depending on their reasons for listening.

Increasing student interaction

Helping teens to listen

Listening to body language

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A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

Helping teens to listen

Increasing student interaction

Listening and elementary learners

This article is about making the listening experience in the classroom more similar to what we do in real life. It's about giving our students some choice in what they listen to and what they take from it.

Listening for young learners

In this article I will briefly focus on how I try to develop listening skills with our young learners who are learning English as an additional language.

Listening to body language

Listening: Top down and bottom up

In 'real-life' listening, our students will have to use a combination of the two processes, with more emphasis on 'top-down' or 'bottom-up' listening depending on their reasons for listening.

Making listening an authentic experience

In this article I would like to focus on two key areas of developing our students' listening skills.

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Listening for young learners

In this article I will briefly focus on how I try to develop listening skills with our young learners who are learning English as an additional language.

Helping teens to listen

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

Pre-listening activities

Listening skills are hard to develop. Students can do a variety of work before listening to help them understand the listening.

Listening: Top down and bottom up

In 'real-life' listening, our students will have to use a combination of the two processes, with more emphasis on 'top-down' or 'bottom-up' listening depending on their reasons for listening.

Listening and elementary learners

This article is about making the listening experience in the classroom more similar to what we do in real life. It's about giving our students some choice in what they listen to and what they take from it.

Making listening an authentic experience

In this article I would like to focus on two key areas of developing our students' listening skills.

Listening to body language

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