TeachingEnglish: How to teach listening

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Welcome to 'How to teach listening'

How will the course help you?

Develop your understanding of listening skills and find activities to help your learners enjoy learning from listening.

What does the course include?

How to teach listening is a free self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1: Understanding listening skills

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

-identify differences between real-life and in-class listening
-analyse and meet learners' needs
-list listening sub-skills and activities that allow learners to practise these sub-skills
-evaluate problems associated with teaching listening and generate solutions
-design and plan classroom listening activities.

Module 2: Engaging with listening – active listening

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

-identify active listening skills and strategies
-explore interferences with active listening
-apply strategies to improve active listening skills
-evaluate how acquiring active listening skills could be beneficial to teachers.

Module 3: Engaging with listening – strategies

By the end of this module you'll be able to:

-list the differences between spoken and written forms of language
-explain how non-verbal communication and intonation can aid listening
-identify examples of transactional and interactional listening and sub-skills that are practised during listening activities
-analyse and plan classroom activities that promote strategies to increase effective listening skills.

When is the course?

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How much does the course cost?

The course is free.

How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.

What level of English do you need?

Minimum CEFR B1

What can you do now?

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