Design Successful Learning
  Another approach to teaching listening – which I like to use as a “signature approach” in academic contexts – is what I call “probing conversations” or “active conversations” or “academic conversations”.  This is really a way to get students to talk about what they understand, what they don’t understand, and how they might learn...
  When asked about approaches to teaching listening, I often recommend that teachers develop – or initially choose – a primary methodology around which to plan their instruction.   This is often more effective than “hit or miss” methods, or a smorgasbord of interesting listening-based activities. One approach that I love to use is “comprehension...
Attentive Listening   This is the first chapter from my (Michael Rost’s) Listening in Action, in which I explore four approaches to listening development.       Listening is an active process requiring participation on the part of the listener. Poor understanding results when listeners do not pay attention. Listeners may experience a lapse of...
  Selective listening   This is the third section from my (Michael Rost’s) book, Listening in Action, in which I explore classroom approaches and activities for teaching listening.                   Selective listening activities address two separate, yet equally important goals in language development.  The first goal concerns listening as an active process of...
Chapter 7 (from Rost, Michael. (2016). Teaching and Researching Listening, 3/e.  New York:  Routledge.) Approaches to Teaching Listening I am often asked about my early influences on my approach to teaching listening – and I love to reflect on this! I think it wasn’t until about 5 years into teaching – and having successfully attempted to learn two new...