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Listening

Listening

Listening to a text, or more often these days, watching a video, is often a central feature of a language learning lesson. But what's the best way to work with these materials? Is it better to let learners settle for a general understanding, or should you try to focus on the text in detail. What kind of activities can you set for learners for both of these approaches?

This workshop will outline some different approaches to working with listening texts, and do so with reference to one particular video series on the learners pages on the Premier Skills English website. It will by giving you and the teachers you are training the chance to prepare a lesson. 

You can download all the materials from the workshop in the downloads section on the right. You can complete some of the materials online by taking a look at the activities in the activities section, and if you have any questions or comments about the workshop we would be happy to hear from you. You can add your comments in the discuss section. We hope you enjoy the workshop.

 

Rob Lewis, Teacher Trainer

Listening Workshop

The following activity on the topic of listening is intended to help you think about what you learnt from the video.   

Activity 1: In this activity, you will see 8 statements that are connected to listening. Read the statements and decide if you agree or disagree. There are no correct answers.
Read the statements. Do you agree?

 

Form

Premier Skills English online questionnaire for teachers

The British Council and Premier League would like to know what you think about the Premier Skills English website.  We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire.

Please tick one box to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Premier Skills English materials that you have used on this website.

Over to you

What did you think of this workshop video? Did you find it helpful?

Do your learners find listening difficult?
Do you think teaching listening is important in the English language classroom? Why? 
 
 
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kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
3904
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Listening is an essential part of learning and students ought to learn to pay extra attention by avoiding talking while a lesson is on-going.


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:05
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

Listening is an essential part of learning and students ought to learn to pay extra attention by avoiding talking while a lesson is on-going.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
3904
points

The video was helpful


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:02
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

The video was helpful

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Goals

To examine different approaches to working with texts

To explore a range of classroom activities for developing listening skills

To look at a video series on Premier Skills English and how different approaches can be used to help your learners