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Become familiar with the different types of listening needs and tasks, as well as the best techniques and methods for helping your ESL and EFL students become more skillful listeners in English in this TEFL certificate course.

Essentials of successful listening comprehension:

  • making sense of a stream of sounds
  • filtering and contextualizing
  • applying discourse and cultural information

Bottom-up skills vs. top-down skills


Bottom-up skills:

  • knowledge of vocabulary
  • grammar
  • individual sounds

Top-down skills:

  • general knowledge
  • situational awareness
  • schema

Note: A strong command of English is a prerequisite for this course. (iBT TOEFL:80, TOEIC:760) 

This is a required course for the Professional Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate program.

Course Number: LING-40048
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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