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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.

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson - listening article

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

By developing their ability to listen well we develop our students' ability to become more independent learners, as by hearing accurately they are much more likely to be able to reproduce accurately, refine their understanding of grammar and develop their own vocabulary.

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 - listening article

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 - listening article

Increasing student interaction

Most teachers have experienced classes in which student interaction has been more limited than they would like, with students becoming reticent when asked to 'talk to your partner about..'.

Helping teens to listen - listening article

Helping teens to listen

Listening can be a challenge for teenagers, but there are reasons behind this and steps we can take to help.

Listening to body language

Body language plays a key role, especially at the subconscious level, in communication and an awareness of it and how it can vary from culture to culture, can be particularly important in helping students to develop their ability to understand in a real environment.

Listening and elementary learners - listening article

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 - listening article

Making listening an authentic experience

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

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson - listening article

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

By developing their ability to listen well we develop our students' ability to become more independent learners, as by hearing accurately they are much more likely to be able to reproduce accurately, refine their understanding of grammar and develop their own vocabulary.

Helping teens to listen - listening article

Helping teens to listen

Listening can be a challenge for teenagers, but there are reasons behind this and steps we can take to help.

Increasing student interaction - listening article

Increasing student interaction

Most teachers have experienced classes in which student interaction has been more limited than they would like, with students becoming reticent when asked to 'talk to your partner about..'.

Listening and elementary learners - listening article

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

Body language plays a key role, especially at the subconscious level, in communication and an awareness of it and how it can vary from culture to culture, can be particularly important in helping students to develop their ability to understand in a real environment.

Listening: Top down and bottom up - listening article

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 - listening article

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 - listening article

Helping teens to listen

Listening can be a challenge for teenagers, but there are reasons behind this and steps we can take to help.

Pre-listening activities

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

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson - listening article

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

By developing their ability to listen well we develop our students' ability to become more independent learners, as by hearing accurately they are much more likely to be able to reproduce accurately, refine their understanding of grammar and develop their own vocabulary.

Listening: Top down and bottom up - listening article

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 - listening article

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 to body language

Body language plays a key role, especially at the subconscious level, in communication and an awareness of it and how it can vary from culture to culture, can be particularly important in helping students to develop their ability to understand in a real environment.

Making listening an authentic experience - listening article

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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