Developing the Listening Skill: Tips for Materials Design

Event date: 
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 19:00
TESOL-SPAIN 36th Annual Convention
Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Filología
Extra info: 
Includes handouts
Talks -

What aspects of listening, learning and listener character traits come into play when we take authentic listening texts into our classrooms and how might they relate to tasks and activities we devise? In this workshop we’ll look at the challenges authentic listening texts present for non-expert listeners around B2 level. We’ll then walk through a listening lesson and see how, with careful task-design, we can simultaneously mediate difficulty level and develop the listening skill. Participants will leave the session with ideas on how to develop listening materials for use with texts of their choice.

You can find a review of this talk at 

PDF icon Annotated Listening Handout.pdf231.71 KB


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