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”

Selecting and evaluating listening materials for the EFL classroom

What makes an effective listening activity? Here are 7 points to consider when selecting listening tasks for the language classroom How authentic is the abstract our students will listen to? Is the listening abstract authentic or semi authentic? Does it seem to have been rehearsed/prepared?     In many EFL contexts learners do not get enoughContinue reading “Selecting and evaluating listening materials for the EFL classroom”

8 tips on improving our EFL learners’ listening skills

How can we help our learners develop effective listening skills? Here are 8 key points to consider when giving out listening tasks in an EFL classroom Focus on our learners’ specific needs What is the purpose behind the listening tasks we give out to the class? What do we want to achieve? These are keyContinue reading “8 tips on improving our EFL learners’ listening skills”

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