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Ten tips to accelerate academic listening     Michael Rost Series Editor Contemporary Topics4thEdition (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 the years, through teaching, observation,...
Michael Rost, author of Pearson English Interactive, talks about the benefits of the course and blended learning.
Educational research has consistently shown that many students fall behind in oral communication and literacy development because of a lack of listening skills.  In the past, the need for listening instruction was frequently characterized in terms of deficiencies: lack of sustained concentration, reluctance to sustain interaction, difficulty in evaluating and recalling critical information, incapacity to integrate ideas,...
Michael Rost, Series Editor, English Firsthand Every language teacher knows this contrast: Some students sit silently in the classroom and feel overwhelmed and even oppressed by the activities the teacher presents. Because of the anxiety they feel, these students tune out quickly, show little or no engagement, and perform poorly – and then, of course they...
Sharing learning resources with students is a great way to utilize technology in language teaching. Like a lot of teachers, I compile resources that I find that I think will be suitable for my students to utilize as they try to challenge themselves outside of the classroom. And I’ve organized my resources into a kind...