Course Description

In this course, we provide examples of tasks you can use to teach macro listening skills, micro listening skills, and language structures. Each type of activity comes with a downloadable handout you can use to create your own listening activities. We recommend you first complete the course "Teaching English with Online Videos". That will give you a good overview of why we are recommending using these tasks as the basis for your listening lessons. It also explains our preference for video as the listening text, and therefore why we frequently mention 'video' rather than 'audio file'.

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Anthony Green

A wide range of activities for teachers, especially accessible I would imagine in the early stages of one's career, especially as listening is rather a forgo...

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A wide range of activities for teachers, especially accessible I would imagine in the early stages of one's career, especially as listening is rather a forgotten skill, often relegated to the background of language learning and teaching. If I have one minor criticism on a first reading, it is that this course seems to be weighted towards teacher-centred rather than learner-centred activities, which forces the teacher to spend quite a lot of preparation time for a fairly brief classroom experience, which may be one of the reasons why listening is rather neglected in the ELT world.

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Course Author

Managing Director & Course Author

Joanna Smith

Joanna is a passionate linguist. After completing her Masters in linguistics, she taught languages and trained language teachers for over a decade. She also spent time researching best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. For a handful of recent years, she worked in the corporate arena as a Learning and Development manager, where she designed, delivered and managed training programs in both face to face and online modes for staff globally. Since 2016, Joanna has combined her language and business expertise by developing the brand Language Fuel.