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