Participants in this course will learn the essentials of successful listening comprehension: making sense of a stream of sounds, filtering and contextualizing, and applying discourse and cultural information. Bottom-up skills (knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, and individual sounds) will be contrasted with top-down skills (general knowledge, situational awareness, and schema). The course will expose participants to different types of listening needs and tasks, as well as the best techniques and methods for helping their EFL students become more skillful listeners in English.
Note: A strong command of English is a prerequisite for this course. (iBT TOEFL:80, TOEIC:760) Requirement for the Professional Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Course Number: LING-40048 Credit: 3 units in Linguistics
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