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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.

Essentials of successful listening comprehension:

  • making sense of a stream of sounds

  • filtering and contextualizing

  • applying discourse and cultural information


Bottom-up skills for listening will be contrasted with top-down skills.


Bottom-up skills:

  • knowledge of vocabulary

  • grammar

  • individual sounds


Top-down skills:

  • general knowledge

  • situational awareness

  • schema


By the end of the course, you will know how to integrate the listening skill and practice into reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary instruction. 

 

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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