Language Teaching: Listening

Paperback | July 1, 1988

byTony Lynch, Anne AndersonEditorC. N. Candlin

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What does language comprehension involve? How can teachers best go about selecting and designing effective listening materials for themselves? In Listening, the authors provide a much-needed perspective on the subject and include material from their own recent work in comprehension taskdesign.

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What does language comprehension involve? How can teachers best go about selecting and designing effective listening materials for themselves? In Listening, the authors provide a much-needed perspective on the subject and include material from their own recent work in comprehension taskdesign.

Tony Lynch is at University of Edinburgh Centre, Adelaide. Anne Anderson is at University of Glasgow.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.31 inPublished:July 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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The authors and series editorsIntroductionSection One: Explanation - Research into listening1. What is listening comprehension?1.1 Introduction1.2 What is successful listening?1.3 One view of listening: the listener as tape recorder1.4 An alternative view of listening: the listener as active model builder1.5 The relationship between listening and speaking1.6 The relationship between listening and reading2. Listening skills in native speakers2.1 Introduction2.2 Speech perception2.3 The acquisition of listening skills in childhood2.4 Developing listening skills in young native speakers2.5 The influence of task and context3. Listening skills in foreign learners3.1 Introduction3.2 The role of comprehension in L2 learning3.3 Background problems3.4 Language problems3.5 Listening problems4. Graded development of listening skills4.1 Introduction4.2 What makes listening easy or difficult?4.3 Relevant features of listening input4.4 Relevant factors in listening tasks and contexts4.5 SummarySection Two: Demonstration - Listening materials5. Listening in the L2 classroom5.1 Introduction5.2 What counts as 'listening'?5.3 Teaching listening or testing listening?5.4 Listening or remembering?5.5 Orientation of questions5.6 Types of response: learner involvement5.7 Task materials6. Approaches to grading L2 listening6.1 Introduction6.2 Grading through text characteristics6.3 Grading through task factors6.4 Grading complexity, or the complexity of grading7. Samples from a graded listening programme7.1 Introduction7.2 Background to the materials7.3 Diagrams7.4 Maps7.5 Narratives7.6 ConclusionSection Three: Exploration8. Investigating listening in your classroombr /GlossaryFurther readingBibliographyAppendicesIndex