Saturday, June 9, 2007

Acquiring listening skills

A good lesson can have a deep impact on the learner. I learned the art of teaching listening skills from a course organised by the British Council, more than a decade ago. It's still stuck in my mind and I apply it whenever suitable and the resulting outcome never disappoints.

This is how it's done. Relate to your students about your family, throw in some interesting details but do not allow them to write it down.

Then test their ability to relate what they've just heard.

Such lessons are very effective for elementary students.

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