Saturday 4:45 - 5:35 PM
Sound Bytes: Taking Listening from the Classroom to the Real World
Obirin University, Japan
The leap from classroom practice to successful, independent real-world
listening is a huge one for most low-level learners. Huge, but not
impossible. So, how do we facilitate this leap? For a start,
with a variety of high interest input which closely mirrors what people
encounter in their contemporary lives. But that's not enough.
Learners also need accessible tasks that clearly target specific listening
goals, as well as practical tips focusing on sound discrimination, stress
and intonation patterns to increase confidence.
You are invited to attend this practical and fun-filled workshop, focusing
on features of the new listening course Sound Bytes, designed for busy
university teachers who are looking for lively ways to develop the listening
skills and strategies their students need outside the classroom.