Design Successful Learning
Concept:   Difficulty is essentially a subjective concept: what makes any input relatively easy or difficult is the listener’s familiarity with and ease with the input.   Subjective factors are the “independent variables”...
CONCEPT:   Our listening ability – and motivation to listen better – grows through successful  “listening experiences.”  A “listening experience” is a self-contained event that involves the listener constructing meaning from the...
CONCEPT  Probably the single most important action you can plan as a teacher of listening is the intervention points (aka “mediational strategies”) in your teaching.     Task Types everyday meanings:  A...
Concept:   There are a large number of variables in teaching listening.  The goal of the language teacher is not to memorize or try out all of the variables, but rather to...
CONCEPT One broad definition of listening is:   Constructing meaning through conscious attention to a source. The source doesn’t actually have to come through the ears, or only through the ears, but generally...