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Ch 46: NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies

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Rediscover effective listening strategies by watching short and engaging video and text lessons. This chapter explores hearing vs. listening, active listening and more to help you prepare for the NES English Language Arts assessment.

NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive overview of effective listening strategies can simplify the process of studying for the NES English Language Arts assessment. Review the lessons in this chapter and in no time you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss the difference between hearing and listening
  • Identify the four stages of the listening process
  • Explain active listening and how to do it
  • Share listening for tone, attitude, agreement, disagreement and intonation cues
  • Explain how to listen for main point, basic comprehension and pragmatic understanding
  • Describe ways to connect and synthesize information
  • Examine effective listening and identify barriers to effective listening in groups

Our expert instructors offer definitions, techniques and additional information to help you rediscover effective listening strategies. You can watch and read the lessons anytime from your laptop, smartphone or tablet to study at your own convenience.

NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies Chapter Objectives

Some states require educators to take the NES English Language Arts assessment to secure or enhance their certification as they prepare to teach ELA to students at the secondary level. The computer-based test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions broken into five content domains. Topics covered in this chapter are found in the Oral and Visual Communication domain, which constitutes about 12% of the test.

Prepare for this portion of the exam by watching the short video and text lessons. You can also access lesson transcripts with key vocabulary words highlighted for you, and takE self-assessment quizzes that will pinpoint what you have down and what you need to review again. If you have any questions about lesson topics, submit them to our experts.

12 Lessons in Chapter 46: NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

1. Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

While often used synonymously, hearing and listening are really two very different things. Hearing is involuntary and uncontrollable. Listening, however, requires an attention.

The Four Stages of the Listening Process

2. The Four Stages of the Listening Process

As messages are sent to us, it seems as though we simply hear and react, but there is actually a process that our brains use to process the information. It begins with attending, then interpreting, responding and finally remembering the information.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

3. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.

Listening for Tone & Attitude

4. Listening for Tone & Attitude

When you're learning English, listening for a speaker's tone or attitude can be even harder than listening for meaning - here are some tips for how to make it work.

Listening for Agreement & Disagreement

5. Listening for Agreement & Disagreement

Listening for agreement and disagreement can be tough if English isn't your first language. Here are some tips and practice questions to help you make it work.

Listening for Intonation Cues

6. Listening for Intonation Cues

Making sense of intonation cues in spoken English can be tough, especially if it isn't your first language. To help you figure it out, here's a guide to what to listen for.

Listening for the Main Point

7. Listening for the Main Point

In this lesson, you'll get some tips on listening to a passage of spoken English for the main point. Don't get bogged down in the details; focus on what's really important!

Listening for Basic Comprehension

8. Listening for Basic Comprehension

The basic level of listening is not difficult, but it takes some skill. Developing listening skills is important for many different people from virtually all walks of life.

Listening for Pragmatic Understanding

9. Listening for Pragmatic Understanding

Listening and hearing aren't always the same thing. Certain situations call for a more focused kind of listening. In this lesson, we'll discuss some ways that you can listen to gain a pragmatic understanding of a topic.

Connecting & Synthesizing Information

10. Connecting & Synthesizing Information

Do you find it difficult to remember large amounts of information delivered verbally? This lesson will explain how to connect material when listening to a lecture or speech and synthesize the information into key and sub points to be able to better remember it.

Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

11. Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

Being an effective listener allows relationship building and leads to increased productivity in the workplace. To form an environment for effective listening, you need to know the best group sizes and the four types of effective listening.

Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

12. Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

Barriers to effective listening in groups can cause significant workplace issues. Selective listening and selective perception are two type of problems that can impede successful business decisions.

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