Listening

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:15
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TESOL-SPAIN 43rd Annual National Convention, 6-8 March
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Universidad de Salamanca, Facultad de Filologia, Salamanca
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The results of a short dictation, a simple and easily set up classroom activity, can offer teachers a wealth of information regarding learners’ listening needs. It also brings listening into the classroom in such a way that it’s open to inspection by the learners and teachers together.

Lost in Transcription: Insights from students' mishearings

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 15:30
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English UK South West Conference 2019
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Millfield School, Butleigh Road, Street, Somerset BA 16 OYD
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Collecting information about students' listening abilities and needs is a relatively easy thing to do, and access to such information can be used to inform and guide classroom practice. In this talk, we'll examine some classroom listening data, and share ideas on what it suggests for an emergent classroom listening syllabus.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 13:00
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SATEFL 40th Anniversary
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The Alberta Hall, Dunbarton Road, Stirling, Scotland
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Novice listeners often have a long way to go before they can enjoy the ability and agility of the expert listener. What problems do they experience and how can we nudge them in the right direction?

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 13:45
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BELTA
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Brussels
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The slides from the presentation can be downloaded below...

Listening: Problems from Learners' Perspectives

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Humanizing Language Teaching April 2019
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In this article I talk about problems encountered by students 'doing' listening. I share some results from dictation activities, which have opened windows into listeners' minds and brought the results of listening into the classroom for inspection.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:45
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IATEFL Annual Conference & Exhibition - Liverpool
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Room 7, Echo Arena, Liverpool
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Listening: lost in Translation

Students’ transcriptions of listening texts are a rich source of information, revealing the listening processes each individual has used to understand what has been said. In this workshop, we’ll look at various examples of ‘mishearings’ and identify possible causes. Finally, we’ll exchange ideas on how such insights could help us develop students’ listening skills.

Listening as a Constructive Process

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Annie McDonald
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Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:45
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Universidad Pompei Fabra
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Barcelona
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Listening as a Constructive Process

In this session we’ll be trying out several listening activities. They all serve to help raise our awareness to the listening processes we employ and, simultaneously, demonstrate ways we can make the fruits of listening activities available for classroom inspection and reflection.

Listening as a Constructive Process

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 14:15
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7th-ELT-Malta-Conference
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Intercontinental Malta, St George’s Bay, St Juilan’s
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In this talk, we’ll see how the evidence of the ears can be influenced and thus is not as stable as we suppose. Having said that, an expert listener successfully employs a range of processes in order to understand what’s being said, but, obviously, it’s not so easy for the non-expert listener.

Understanding the Spoken Word

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 14:00
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English Language Teaching Centre, University of Sheffield
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78 Hoyle Street, Sheffield, S3 7LG
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At the beginning of the workshop, participants will do a paused transcription activity to bring the listening processes employed by expert listeners to a level of consciousness. Expert listeners usually understand what they hear with a seemingly high degree of automaticity and lack of effort.

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