Listening

Say it to Hear it

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Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:15
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English UK North
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LILA, Liverpool
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Announcing a new book!

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Sunday, April 24, 2022 (All day)
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Delighted to announce the arrival of a new member of the PronPack family! Connected Speech for Listeners provides background tips plus a wealth of teaching ideas and materials for dealing in class with the pronunciation of natural spoken English. The main objective is to help learners improve their listening skills.

PronPack: Connected Speech for Listeners

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PronPack is an award-winning collection resource books to help teachers focus on English pronunciation in class.

Decoding: The Nitty Gritty of Listening

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Modern English Teacher Volume 29 Issue 4 Oct 2020
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Most of us have experienced mishearing song lyrics. For example, in Bob Dylan’s song, instead of The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, we might hear The ants are my friends, they’re blowin’ in the wind. It should come as no surprise that, in our listening classes, what our listeners hear is often similarly surreal! And yet many such mishearings probably go unnoticed.

Lost in Transcription

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:15
Venue: 
TESOL-SPAIN 43rd Annual National Convention, 6-8 March
Location: 
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
Venue: 
English UK South West Conference 2019
Location: 
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.

Lost in Transcription

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 13:00
Venue: 
SATEFL 40th Anniversary
Location: 
The Alberta Hall, Dunbarton Road, Stirling, Scotland
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Includes handouts
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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?

Pasta Pron Rhyme

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Lost in Transcription

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 13:45
Venue: 
BELTA
Location: 
Brussels
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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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