Improve Your Listening With a Listening Plan

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Amanda CatronEnglisch
30. Juni 2017
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What do you do while you listen to English? If your answer is "Nothing" then you're not improving.

Listening can be one of the most difficult skills to master. With this handy dandy listening plan you can improve your comprehension skills easily and actually see IMPROVEMENT!

Picking a listening sample:
1. The selection should be brief: 2-3 minutes.
2. The selection should be challenging, but not impossible to understand.
3. The selection should be on a topic that interests you.

Your Listening Plan:
Utilizing top-down and bottom-up listening strategies for optimal success.

  1. Read the title of the listening sample. Guess what the listening is about. Make a list of all the words you know associated with the topic.
  2. Listen to the sample.
  3. Write down the- who? what? where? when? why? how? of the listening sample.
  4. Listen to the sample again.
  5. Confirm that your answers to number 3 are correct.
  6. Listen to the sample again.
  7. Write down any vocabulary words that are unknown to you. Look up their definitions in a dictionary (I suggest collinsdictionary.com).
  8. Listen to the sample again.
  9. Write a brief summary (2-3 sentences) about the listening.
  10. Attempt to use the new vocabulary words in your conversations the next day!

That's all you have to do! I would suggest completing three listening plans a night!

Contact me for suggestions on where to go for listening samples that fit your levels! To discuss how these metacognitive and self-regulatory listening skills work and to go over examples of these listening skills book a session with me! Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Want a teacher who knows what they're doing? You've found her! I'm a PhD student studying Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition. I have mastered and use only the best and most current ways to learn languages based on today's research in my sessions! Plus, I always make sure we have a lot of fun and laughs too! I'm a recent English instructor at the English Language Institute of the University of Florida teaching students of all ages. I've taught French at the Ohio University to undergraduates and am currently teaching French at the University of Florida. I've been teaching since 2009 and I am SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) Certified by the University of Florida, so if you're looking for someone with experience and know-how, that's me! My first experience teaching was through France's TAPIF program where I was given over 200 students, aged 6-12, and a long list of words and phrases and told to do my best! Since then my teaching style has evolved along with the current findings in Second Language Acquisition research. I focus on aiding students in lowering foreign language anxiety through building student agency and perceived self-efficacy. This leads to increased true self-efficacy and improved academic outcomes (Bandura, 1986). What does all this mean? I help students engage in directed discovery learning, provide explicit instruction when necessary, and methodically review in ways that encourage deep learning and high retention rates. Because foreign language anxiety is lowered, authentic communicative activities are painless in my lessons and prepare the student for real world situations. As an instructor, I play the role of a coach. I enable students to focus on their goals and hold them accountable to accomplishing them. I promote student agency and allow students to make choices about their own learning; this way each lesson fits their individual needs and differences. Before being a teacher, I was a success coach for college students. Not only will you learn your target language from me, but also the metacognitive and self-regulatory skills necessary to get ahead in life, your career, and academia! Who else offers that? Overall, I am passionate, dedicated, outgoing, sometimes silly, and, above all, motivating. I work hard as a student and instructor, always giving 110%. Sign up for a trial lesson and let's make an action plan together! It's time to reach your goals!
$20.00
USD/h
Flag Englisch
USA
38
Englisch
Muttersprachler
,
Französisch
C2
Want a teacher who knows what they're doing? You've found her! I'm a PhD student studying Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition. I have mastered and use only the best and most current ways to learn languages based on today's research in my sessions! Plus, I always make sure we have a lot of fun and laughs too! I'm a recent English instructor at the English Language Institute of the University of Florida teaching students of all ages. I've taught French at the Ohio University to undergraduates and am currently teaching French at the University of Florida. I've been teaching since 2009 and I am SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) Certified by the University of Florida, so if you're looking for someone with experience and know-how, that's me! My first experience teaching was through France's TAPIF program where I was given over 200 students, aged 6-12, and a long list of words and phrases and told to do my best! Since then my teaching style has evolved along with the current findings in Second Language Acquisition research. I focus on aiding students in lowering foreign language anxiety through building student agency and perceived self-efficacy. This leads to increased true self-efficacy and improved academic outcomes (Bandura, 1986). What does all this mean? I help students engage in directed discovery learning, provide explicit instruction when necessary, and methodically review in ways that encourage deep learning and high retention rates. Because foreign language anxiety is lowered, authentic communicative activities are painless in my lessons and prepare the student for real world situations. As an instructor, I play the role of a coach. I enable students to focus on their goals and hold them accountable to accomplishing them. I promote student agency and allow students to make choices about their own learning; this way each lesson fits their individual needs and differences. Before being a teacher, I was a success coach for college students. Not only will you learn your target language from me, but also the metacognitive and self-regulatory skills necessary to get ahead in life, your career, and academia! Who else offers that? Overall, I am passionate, dedicated, outgoing, sometimes silly, and, above all, motivating. I work hard as a student and instructor, always giving 110%. Sign up for a trial lesson and let's make an action plan together! It's time to reach your goals!

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