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 skills are hard to develop. Students can do a variety of work before listening to help them understand the listening.
Listening is one of the most challenging skills for our students to develop and yet also one of the most important.
I have often found that learners of all levels feel that there is inadequate time spent on listening in most language courses.
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.
There are obviously many cultural differences between the teenagers we teach all over the world. However, I think that many parents and teachers would agree that the teenage years are,
Body language isn't something that naturally springs to mind when we think about developing our students' listening skills. After all, you can't hear body language.
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.
In this article I would like to focus on two key areas of developing our students' listening skills.