Ch 17: ELL Listening Instruction

About This Chapter

Boost your confidence ahead of an important exam with help from this informative chapter on ELL listening instruction. You can work through these video and text lessons at your own pace, and then take the accompanying multiple-choice quizzes to see how well you'd do on exam day.

ELL Listening Instruction - Chapter Summary

Our instructors discuss different listening instruction concepts for English language learners in this engaging chapter. These lessons cover ways to develop ELL listening skills for academic and social purposes, as well as listening for agreement and disagreement. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Understand listening for tone and attitude
  • Listen for the main point
  • Use exercises to promote ESL listening comprehension
  • Incorporate games for ESL listening into the classroom

It's easy to get ready for an exam or catch up on lost class time with the professionally designed learning tools provided here. Feel free to study at the best times that work for you on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. You can skip ahead to any subject in our video lessons using the video tabs feature in the Timeline. If you need any help as you complete the chapter, reach out to one of our instructors for assistance.

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: ELL Listening Instruction
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Developing ELL Listening Skills for Social & Academic Purposes

1. Developing ELL Listening Skills for Social & Academic Purposes

Listening skills are very important to the language learning process. Learn to develop ELL listening skills for social and academic purposes by teaching specific listening techniques that students can use for regular practice.

Listening for Tone & Attitude

2. Listening for Tone & Attitude

Body language and the way verbal language is spoken can explain more about what a person is trying to communicate than what they're actually saying. Learn more on the skill of listening for tone and attitude in conversation and analyze the qualities of speech volume, speed, and pitch.

Listening for the Main Point

3. Listening for the Main Point

Listening for the main point of a conversation is a critical skill when attempting to learn a foreign language or grasp a difficult concept. Learn how to identify the main point using word chains and other strategies, and practice how to employ these skills even when listening to two or more speakers conversing.

Listening for Agreement & Disagreement

4. Listening for Agreement & Disagreement

Listening for agreement and disagreement can be difficult for non-native English speakers. Explore some tips and examples to practice this important skill.

ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises

5. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises

In this lesson, we'll learn some techniques for generating fun and appropriate exercises that will help your students improve their listening comprehension. We'll go over ways to select listening material and how to structure a listening lesson.

ESL Listening Games

6. ESL Listening Games

Listening games are a fun way for ESL students to improve their language proficiency. In this lesson, we will discuss some simple and easy to implement game ideas to help promote listening comprehension.

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