Hints and tips on developing listening skills using authentic materials (TESOL France)

Event date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 16:45
TESOL France
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Handouts and downloads
Annie McDonald at TESOL France

Do you want to use more authentic listening materials with your learners? Are you looking for ideas on the kind of tasks you could design that will make the listening experience doable, develop your learners’ skills and inculcate confidence - all at the same time? And what's ambiguity and risk got to do with it all? Just some of the questions to be mulled over in this session.



Thank you so much for your useful materials. It will not only help me with my graduation paper but also a resource for consultation later in my English teaching. If possible, I would really like to exchange further information with you on the matter of using authentic materials in the future.
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Thanks for your comments, Thao. I'm so pleased the materieal is useful. Feel free to get in touch and let's discuss further. Also, look out for updated posts on this talk. I shall be giving a developed version as a workshop at TESOL-Spain, and talk at IATEFL, Liverpool - both coming soon.

Hello I am currently doing my DELTA and have chosen to do listening for my second LSA, I was hoping to focus on authentic listening and while researching came across your site. So this is really helpful, I have tried to use authentic listening in my class before but without going into so much depth. Is there any way we can view your talks? I live in France (but work in Switzerland) and didn't know about TESOL France, I'll keep my eyes and ears open for the future now that I know they have events here. Thanks for sharing, Karen
Annie McDonald's picture

Hi Karen, Many thanks for your comment. It'd be be worth you checking out subsequent talks as often I'll take a slightly different angle on using authentic listening materials - depending upon the conference. Take a look at handouts, too. For example, I've posted an annotated handout related to my TESOL-Spain presentation -which has been designed for people who couldn't actually attend the conference. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.

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