Developing students’ listening skills with technology and e resources

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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: LampPeja


Developing Students’ Listening SkillsDeveloping Students’ Listening Skills with Technology and E-resourceswith Technology and E-resources A presentation by Lamprai Piadchan

Why is listening difficult to L2 learners? • Rate of processing • One-off • Accent variation • Physical environment • Language register • Anxiety

Two routes to improving listening

The Two Routes <> SLA Theory

SLA Theory is… • Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition Last revision: July 2, 2007 • "Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules, and does not require tedious drill." Stephen KrashenStephen Krashen

•"Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding." Stephen Krashen

• "The best methods are therefore those that supply 'comprehensible input' in low anxiety situations, containing messages that students really want to hear. These methods do not force early production in the second language, but allow students to produce when they are 'ready', recognizing that improvement comes from supplying communicative and comprehensible input, and not from forcing and correcting production." Stephen Krashen

•"In the real world, conversations with sympathetic native speakers who are willing to help the acquirer understand are very helpful." Stephen Krashen

Krashen's theory of second language acquisition consists of five main hypotheses: • the Acquisition-Learning hypothesis, • the Monitor hypothesis, • the Natural Order hypothesis, • the Input hypothesis, • and the Affective Filter hypothesis.

Focus of this presentation

In the 70’s …


How do we make sense of this multitude of listening resources? Teen Time Librivox audiobooks Grammar Girl Pocasts TED talks BBC Sunday Smile Naxos Spoken Word Library Podcasts TED talks Youtube Radio archives iTunes HKedCity Raps Songs The English we Speak Onion News A minute of English a day Backchat … … …

How to think about eResources for Listening …

Examples of eResources for Extensive Listening • Talks: Grammar girl; TEDtalks; • Readalouds: Naxos Spoken Word Library; Librivox • Rap: Flocabulary • Podcasts: Teacher John Snow; BBC The English we speak • Talk shows: Teen Time; BBC Friday Night comedy • Websites for L2 listening: Breaking News • News: TVB news on HKEdCity; BBC news • Drama: Songbirds; • Videos: Simpsons on Youtube

BBC The Flatmates

Grammar Girl podcast

Teacher John Snow podcast

Breaking News

Teen Time


The Simpsons (on Youtube)

Flocabulary Raps

TVB news on HKedCity

Introducing Extensive Listening into your curriculum • A regular task for every student, e.g, once a week (but refrain from laborious post- listening homework and assessments) • A self-directed journey: Ss choose what they like to listen to, and report their progress to you once periodically • Supplement your regular teaching units with extensive listening materials

But perhaps most important of all Show students that extensive listening is enjoyable

I want to share with you an encouraging experience that I had yesterday. ……

Do you, as an teacher of English, enjoy listening to English regularly?

What’s on Paul’s iPhone? • BBC: The English we speak • BBC: Friday Night Comedy • The Onion radio news • The Onion news videos • The Best of Youtube • TED talks • …

TED talks

Ted + Youtube

A flipped lesson based on a Youtube video

Happy Listening Happy teaching of listening

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