Listening
Story-driven Podcasts
- Listening to Native Speakers
Fri. 1st. Period Walt Wyman
Keywords:
Culture, Discussion, Listening, Presentation, Vocabulary, Podcasts, Popular Culture

Podcasts are an excellent way to get current news and information on many topics. However, they are also becoming a popular medium for telling stories, both in fiction and non-fiction genres. In this class, students will listen to several story-driven podcasts, perform vocabulary and listening comprehension tasks, then discuss and analyze the stories' content and themes in groups. Each group will periodically give presentations to share their ideas with the rest of the class. 


  • Improve ability to understand native English spoken in a range of dialects
  • Build confidence in ability to catch complex information/ideas when listening
  • Develop critical/analytical abilities by discussing the stories being told


Participation: 30%
Group Presentations: 30%
Final Project*: 40%


1

Orientation/Introduction

2

Introduction to Podcasts/Story-Driven Podcasts

3

Listening/Discussion

4

Listening/Discussion

5

1st Group Presentation

6

Listening/Discussion

7

Listening/Discussion

8

2nd Group Presentation

9

Listening/Discussion

10

Listening/Discussion

11

3rd Group Presentation

12

About the Final Project

13

Work on final project (meet with teacher to discuss questions/problems)

14

Submit final project 

15

Make-up/confirm points (optional)


The class schedule may change, depending on progress, unavoidable cancelations, etc.

*The final project is required to receive credit for the class.