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L'écoute stratégique en langue étrangère - Au son du fle - Michel Billières

L'écoute stratégique en langue étrangère - Au son du fle - Michel Billières | TELT | Scoop.it
L'écoute en langue étrangère est une entreprise souvent pénible et pleine d'obstacles paraissant infranchissables à de nombreux débutants noyés sous le flot de paroles ininterrompu d'un idiome non maîtrisé.
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Le comment et le pourquoi de la compréhension de l'oral
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Le comment et le pourquoi de la compréhension de l'oral
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Into the mind of the listener: John Field

Into the mind of the listener: John Field | TELT | Scoop.it
Into the mind of the listener the challenge of listening to a foreign language For long, the term ‘compréhension à l’audition’ has encouraged language teachers and testers to focus on the product of listening in the form of answers to questions, instead of trying to identify the processes that make up the skill. The result can be seen in methods that check understanding but do nothing to train learners to listen better. Many of these methods require learners to perform in ways that have very little connection with real-world listening. They also encourage false assumptions about the parallels between listening and reading. This talk draws upon psycholinguistic research to present a profile of what competent listening entails, whether in a first or a foreign language. The model provides a framework for a much deeper understanding of the problems encountered by language learners. It provides a basis for remedial exercise types that can address those problems. It also enables us to make more informed choices when designing tests of listening – choices relating to the recorded material, to the test method and to the questions asked – and to compare the behaviour elicited by a test with the demands that the listener faces in real life.
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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | TELT | Scoop.it
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.
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Different formats and activities to encourage discussion in class

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 5, 10:15 AM

Are you tired of the same few students answering discussion questions?  Or having the class go completely silent when discussion time begins?  If yes, this article has a variety here to get students discussing.  I love how this article breaks it down the prep time from easy to difficult.  

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"15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day."

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More ELT podcasts

More ELT podcasts | TELT | Scoop.it
In my previous review of podcasts I wrote "2014 was a great year for EFL podcasts with several sprouting up like veritable fungi". Well not only had I missed some, but also more soon sprouted up like...more fungi?
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More places to hear about all things EFL/ESL ...

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 26, 2015 2:40 PM

Great resources for authentic listening materials. 

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TEFL commute: podcast by 3 ELT bloggers

TEFL commute: podcast by 3 ELT bloggers | TELT | Scoop.it
Commute – origin of the word from the Etymology dictionary mid-15c., “to change, transform,” from Latin commutare “to often change, to change altogether,” from com-, i…
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Podcast for teachers, can be exploited in class

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Just listened to the first episode. Discussion of topic of commuting, and jargon-busting section on EFL/ELT/TEFL etc.
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Listening skills in the workplace: Grognet & Van Duzer 2002

Listening is perhaps the most critical element in language and language learning, for it is the key to speaking, and beyond that, reading and writing. Particularly in the workplace, listening is used at least three times as much as speaking, and four to five times as much as reading and writing. At all levels—from entry level to managerial—listening is perceived as crucial for communication. Yet listening remains one of the least understood processes in language learning

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4 page vulgarisation on listening in ELT

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#ELTchat: listening/speaking with online resources

#ELTchat: listening/speaking with online resources | TELT | Scoop.it
This is a summary of the #ELTchat from September 23
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Another good collection from ELT regulars

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Listening Journals: Anthony teacher

Listening Journals: Anthony teacher | TELT | Scoop.it

Listening Journals are a project/concept I have been toying with for the past few years and have been putting into practice into all my listening classes. I have presented the idea to colleagues in numerous settings and the ideas have been well received.

The basic premise is that students need both extensive and intensive listening practice. Extensive listening practice involves students listening to interesting, enjoyable and meaningful listening texts at or around their level. Intensive listening practice, in terms of listening journals, is exploiting these texts to practice important bottom-up listening skills (e.g. decoding). The journals in their various permutations set students on weekly or daily listening tasks that involve both aspects of listening while giving them a space for metacognitive reflection.

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Examples of how to implement this with learners, and links for listening practice

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:34 PM

This is a great idea to get students listening to English outside of class!  The possibilities are endless and having students share their journal entries in small groups would be a great way to get classmates to listen to other genres (book, news article, podcast, etc.).  This article includes several sites for students to use, some of them quite familiar and loved.

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Academic speaking: persuasive techniques from Patrick Andrews

Teaching on a course for teachers from universities in China, I found quite a lot of interest in teaching persuasion.  Here are some materials that I have developed on the area, making use of a TED talk.

There are also elements of developing critical analysis in that the learners are encouraged to think of the extent to which some of the claims are justified and the extent to which the speaker is trying to manipulate the listener.

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He's also running a MOOC, but it's nearly over, I guess.

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Recycling activities: narrow reading/listening

Recycling activities: narrow reading/listening | TELT | Scoop.it
As mentioned in previous posts, listening in my opinion is not taught effectively in many MFL classrooms as students are often engaged in listening comprehension tasks that 'feel' more like tests a...
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Practical suggestions for exploiting listening and reading texts for maximum comprehension and vocabulary retention

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Practical suggestions for exploiting listening and reading texts for maximum comprehension and vocabulary retention

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Dramatized Science Fiction Stories: Mind Webs

Dramatized Science Fiction Stories: Mind Webs | TELT | Scoop.it
We here at Open Culture believe that, as far as science-fiction delivery systems go, you can't do much better than radio drama.
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88 hours of audio, free to download

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Listening with both ears by Rose Bard | tea4teachers

Listening with both ears by Rose Bard | tea4teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

"The usual listening activities (in published materials), which are not the same as participating in a conversation, tend to focus on top-down processes, but research shows that limited vocabulary knowledge, combined with a failure to recognise words in a stream of speech, impacts enormously on comprehension."

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New article on listening in ELT

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“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research

“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research | TELT | Scoop.it
Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves learners collaborating in groups to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times.
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Pre/while/post listening tasks: Nik Peachey

Pre/while/post listening tasks: Nik Peachey | TELT | Scoop.it
In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and look at some of the issues involved.
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 8, 11:05 AM

Having specific objectives for pre/while/post listening will help students better understand what they are listening to in another language.  This article gives specific examples of how to activate better listening at these three stages.

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audioBoom

audioBoom | TELT | Scoop.it
15 December 2015 What is audioBoom? audioBoom is an app that allows you to record and broadcast your own spoken-word recordings and podcasts for free, making it one of the most popular audio apps with audio bloggers, journalists, teachers, and podcasters.  audioBoom also has a huge library of professional and educational audio content for you…
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Nice overview of what this tool can do and how to make the most of it in (language) education

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Five tips to encourage spontaneous talk

Five tips to encourage spontaneous talk | TELT | Scoop.it

1. Teach masses of vocabulary,

2. Involve students in lots of oral interaction

3. Expose learners to lots of comprehensible aural input

4. Model to students creative ways to put a message across

5. Ask them to practise digitally-mediated interactional writing independently

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Going beyond the parrot stage

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Listen and Read to Achieve: Language flagship study, ACTFL

Listen and Read to Achieve: Language flagship study, ACTFL | TELT | Scoop.it
A total of 22 universities participated in the study, and 3,000 Listening and 3,300 Reading Proficiency Tests were administered. Approximately 50% were Spanish, 25% were French, and 10% were German tests. The remaining 15% consisted of Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese.

One of the most encouraging findings was the fact that graduating seniors were, on average, advanced in reading in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German. The study, therefore, provides evidence that professional (advanced) competences are commonly acquired in reading, even as early as the third year, in the most commonly taught languages. For a profession that has gotten used to accepting the fact that in speaking, intermediate mid seems to be the threshold that is all but impossible to get beyond without a significant period abroad, this is good news indeed.


Listening proficiency, however, seems to be a different matter. For languages like Spanish and German, and even Russian, the mean difference in proficiency level is one sublevel lower than for reading. The mean in Spanish, for example, is intermediate low in reading and novice high in listening at the end of the second-year sequence. For languages like French and Portuguese, languages where the spoken language is very different from the written one, the difference is even larger, i.e., close to two sublevels.

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Listening and reading benchmark study to be published December 2015

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"Does my child have good pronunciation?"

"Does my child have good pronunciation?" | TELT | Scoop.it
I lost count of the number of times I got asked this over three days of parent-teacher meetings at my school. In fact, I don't know if this was the exact question they asked, because we rely on tra...
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Some common pronunciation problems young learners may have, and some quick fixes, all in layman's terms.

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INPod / Experience English:

INPod / Experience English: | TELT | Scoop.it

Authentic interviews with English speakers around the world. Meet engineers, executives and students and discover their background. How do you think they will compare France and other countries in terms of living and working conditions?

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Listening practice, or teaching listening?

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47 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we’ve been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is love? How can I know anything at all?
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Ultra-short, beautifully put together. Excellent teaching resource

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Podcasts For High School Students: ELT listening

Podcasts For High School Students: ELT listening | TELT | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Podcasts For High School Students by Dennis Lee, StudyPug.com This post is the first part to a 3-part series entitled “250 things any high school student must learn”. High school is...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Juergen Wagner
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Recommended authentic listening: podcasts for native-speaking teenagers, so suitable for more advanced learners, classified by topic.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, September 13, 2015 1:35 PM

Great resources for listening practice as well as for building background information outside of the textbook.  These podcasts could also be used for flipped classes.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 14, 2015 2:12 AM

Useful sites!!!