Lesson 1: Thinking of Listening


1. Listening should not be considered a passive language skill in which the learner is simply receiving language input.

2. Listening comprehension is dependent on

3. Authentic listening texts are appropriate for the upper levels of proficiency but not for lower levels of proficiency. Beginners are better served by listening to simplified texts that will not frustrate them.

Clear Answers


In your experience as a language learner, to what extent were you exposed to authentic listening materials? In what way have such materials affected the development of your own listening strategies? In what way will your experience as a learner shape your own approach as a teacher to authentic listening materials?