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Effective Listening Strategies - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter explore steps for effective listening, including techniques for active listening. Our knowledgeable instructors will explain the difference between hearing and listening and discuss ways to listen productively in a group setting.
Other lessons examine how to listen for the main point, intonation cues and basic comprehension. You'll also refresh your knowledge of how to synthesize information. After completing these lessons, you should better understand topics including:
- Four stages of the listening process
- Techniques for active listening
- Listening for tone and attitude
- Listening for agreement and disagreement
- Listening for pragmatic understanding
- Types of listening in groups
- Barriers to effective listening in groups
These lessons are available anytime on your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can monitor your study through our Dashboard, which includes a message center where you can ask our expert instructors for help. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams allow you to assess your knowledge and determine where you need additional review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary in English
- Figures of Speech & Meaning
- Reading and Comprehension Strategies
- Organization of Written Works
- Climax & Plot in Written Works
- Themes in Written Works
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- Essay Types & Literary Genres
- Significant Authors, Poets & Literary Works
- Points of View in Literature
- Strategies for Reading Informational Texts
- Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
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- Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
- Noun & Verb Usage in the English Language
- Phrases & Clauses in English
- Types of Sentences in English
- Modifiers in the English Language
- Grammar Conventions in English
- Comma Rules in English
- Spelling Rules in English
- Precision & Clarity in Writing
- Descriptive Writing Basics
- Effective Composition Writing
- The Writing Process
- Research Writing
- Narrative Writing Strategies
- Expository Writing Strategies
- Persuasive Writing Strategies
- Public Speaking Strategies
- Viewing & Presenting Images
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