Listening

Lost in Transcription: Insights from students' mishearings

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Event date: 
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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Event date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 13:00
Venue: 
SATEFL 40th Anniversary
Location: 
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?

Lost in Transcription

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

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:45
Venue: 
IATEFL Annual Conference & Exhibition - Liverpool
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Room 7, Echo Arena, Liverpool
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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
Event date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:45
Venue: 
Universidad Pompei Fabra
Location: 
Barcelona
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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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Event date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 14:15
Venue: 
7th-ELT-Malta-Conference
Location: 
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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Event date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 14:00
Venue: 
English Language Teaching Centre, University of Sheffield
Location: 
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.

Listening as a Constructive Process

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Event date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 16:00
Venue: 
IATEFL Poland
Location: 
27th IATEFL Poland Conference Wrocław
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Findings of research into the processing of spoken language point to the constructive nature of listening. In this talk, we’ll look at how L1 listening comprehension is influenced by various elements and compare this to the L2 listening endeavour. We’ll also exchange ideas on how we could possibly exploit this information when teaching listening to adults.

Listening as a Constructive Process

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Event date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 09:15
Venue: 
Brighton Conference Centre
Location: 
Conference Centre, Room Hall 4, Brighton
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Findings of research into the processing of spoken language point to the constructive nature of listening. In this talk, we’ll look at how L1 listening comprehension is influenced by various elements and compare this to the L2 listening endeavour. We’ll also exchange ideas on how we could possibly exploit this information when teaching listening to adults.

Understanding the Spoken Word

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 18:45
Venue: 
Madrid
Location: 
Universidad Complutense Madrid, Facultad de Educaccion
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What exactly are we doing when we’re listening? In this session, we’ll try a little transcription experiment to find out. We’ll see that listening is not quite as passive, automatic or effortless as it may appear. We’ll then consider the difficulties of listening to speech in a non-native language before reflecting on the implications of our observations for classroom teaching.

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