listening lesson plan or procedure

Hi every bodyWhat are the procedures of teaching listening lesson or listening lecture?I'm doing research on listening comprehension and I need alot of details about the procedures of a listening lesson plan.

Heath's picture

Here are two of the typical staging patterns I use, depending on whether I want to focus on skills or language.  (FYI. I highly value the 'Engage & Prepare' step!!!) To practise listening skills.

  1. Lead in.     [General chat around topic].
  2. Pre-teach.   [Clarify any lexis they really need to understand the audio].
  3. Engage & Prepare.     [Introduce: characters, location, genre, etc].
  4. Gist Listening.   [Ss do a task that involves light listening to get a rough idea of what it's about].
  5. Skills Focus.  [Ss do tasks to practise different types of listening skills relevant to the text].
    • Listening for Specific Information (picking out key words - names, dates, numbers, etc)
    • Listening for Detailed Comprehension (getting a really in depth understanding of what it's about)
    • Listening and Note-Taking (practising note-taking skills for listening to lectures/presentations)
    • Listening to Instructions or Directions (listening carefully to follow a particular route on a map, etc)
    • Listening for Attitude (listening for sarcasm, disbelief, trust, trying to build someone's confidence)
    • etc... etc...
  6. Personalistation.  [A chance to relate the audio to their own lives or language use, or to respond to the audio, through personalised or creative speaking or writing tasks].

 To focus on lexis, grammar, functions or pronunciation using a listening text.

  1. Lead in.     [General chat around topic].
  2. Engage & Prepare.     [Introduce some of: characters, main sub-topic(s), location, genre, situation, etc].
  3. Gist Listening.   [Ss do a task that involves very light listening to get a very rough idea of what it's about].
  4. Detailed Listening.  [Ss get more familiar with the text by doing a second, more detailed, listening task].
  5. Language Focus.  [Ss do one or more tasks to focus on different language points].
    • Lexis (guessing words or phrases using the context)
    • Grammar (doing discovery tasks to better understand the use of a grammar point in context)
    • Functions (as with either of the above)
    • Pronunciation (listening for specific aspects of connected speech, intonation, etc)
  6. Practice.  [A chance to practise using the language they just focused on in speaking or writing tasks].

  I'd also recommend reading the articles on this site about TALO, TAVI, and TASP.

Cici's picture

I am on my fourth week of the CELTA course. The preparation of a grammar analysis sheet has been instructed. For my final TP I have a Listening and grammar  lesson and need to have accurately written out grammar an sheets. Appreciate any hints help to dazzle the trainers. 

Heath's picture

Hi Cici,Sorry, but there are no simple ways to 'dazzle' the trainers.  The only way to prepare a thorough and accurate grammar analysis sheet is to know who the students are, what they've learned, what types of activities work well with them, what metalanguage they are familiar, what the target grammar is, what context you've chosen for it, etc, etc, etc.  Far too many things to consider for any quick tips by people outside the course to be of any help.Also, the syllabus criteria specify something along the lines of "using techniques that were introduced on the course" - so you can't necessarily rely on using other techniques. I'd recommend having a chat with your tutors about it - ask them what would dazzle them.Good luck with, and enjoy, your last TP.Heath