Design Successful Learning
Being an active listener is very important in language learning. If we can encourage our students to become active listeners and provide specific practices to help them develop active listening, it will help them not only become better at listening, it will also make them more effective language learners. What is active listening?   We can think  of active...
When designing your own listening activities, three things are important: the input you use, the “task” itself, and the kind of coaching you do before, during, and after the activity. In terms of coaching, I think there are 4 principles that we need to observe: More Reading
WATCH VIDEO This is a presentation I often give to general teacher audiences about “engagement” – which is an essential condition for learning.  Most teachers find at least 2 or 3 of these tips revelatory – and maybe just one of them to be “the missing piece” that helps them find optimal engagement for their...
Ten tips to accelerate academic listening     Michael Rost Series Editor Contemporary Topics 4th Edition (Pearson) Academic listening is a special kind of listening.   It is listening in order encounter, understand, learn, discuss, and remember new ideas. No matter what your teaching situation, helping students become better academic listeners is an important part of language teaching. Over...
Language Learning 41:2, June 1991, pp. 235-273   One of the most cited pieces of research I’ve done on listening is this study of L2 learner uses of strategies in spoken interactions, which I did with Steve Ross when I was living in Japan.  Looking back at it now, I’m still very pleased with the...