ELT – 8 guiding principles to help you teach L2 listening effectively

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An Interactive Talk from Pavilion ELT

This interactive talk will cover the rationale behind using authentic recordings with learners, the purpose of teaching listening, recognition of the challenges learners face, the nature of spoken English and the differences between listening in the L1 and the L2.

 

Speaker: Sheila Thorn

Presented on 30 November 2021

Price: £6 

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Description: Learners generally find listening the most challenging of the four skills. It is also the most challenging area to teach, particularly when it comes to presenting learners with recordings of authentic spoken English. Sheila’s new book, Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom, aims to help teachers get to grips with this notoriously difficult area of teaching.

This interactive talk will cover the rationale behind using authentic recordings with learners, the purpose of teaching listening, recognition of the challenges learners face, the nature of spoken English and the differences between listening in the L1 and the L2. Sheila will outline five key listening goals which she has developed in writing her book. She will then make the case for a practical and straightforward three-part approach to teaching listening which trains learners to listen more effectively and prepares them for future encounters with authentic spoken English beyond the ELT classroom.

About the Author

  Sheila Thorn

Sheila Thorn


Sheila Thorn is an experienced international conference speaker, teacher trainer, materials writer, examinations writer and linguist, with a special interest in L2 listening. She has devoted her career to promoting authentic listening and she is the author of the Real Lives, Real Listening series (Collins) and Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom (Pavilion ELT at Pavilion Publishing).

 

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Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom

Practical guidance on how to teach real-life listening

Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom identifies what the theory behind authentic listening is, and then outlines key strategies backed up with anecdotes and evidence from the field, before moving on to show the practical application of these strategies with concrete and down-to-earth examples and activities from the field of ELT.

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