Listening skills and strategies for the foreign language classroom

How can we turn listening from a passive skill to an active and engaging process for our learners?Here are 7 points to consider when designing listening tasks for the foreign language classroom. By Joanna Nifli (MA TEFL/CELTA certified EFL instructor)     Listening may be one of the passive skills in language teaching and learningContinue reading “Listening skills and strategies for the foreign language classroom”

The role of teacher talk in the foreign language classroom

How effective can teacher talk be in promoting language learning? Here are some points to consider on the input and feedback we give to our learners and on our level of involvement during the lesson The role of teacher talk, our overall involvement in the language lesson and our interaction with our students can playContinue reading “The role of teacher talk in the foreign language classroom”

Selecting listening tasks for the EFL classroom

What makes a good listening activity? How can we make sure that our listening tasks foster language comprehension and acquisition? Here are some tips on designing and choosing effective listening activities for our foreign language learners.     In many EFL contexts learners do not get enough exposure to the L2 outside the language classroom. UsingContinue reading “Selecting listening tasks for the EFL classroom”

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