Listening
Listening for Communication
Wed. 3rd. Period Liuswati Yanagi
Keywords:
Discussion, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary

The Listening for communication course is designed to develop different kinds of basic listening skills needed for following and participating in a conversation. Students will be exposed to stimulating and useful listening activities that include a wide variety of functional context based on real information. At the end of the course, students should be able to confidently listen to basic spoken texts and increase communicative competence.

This course is best suited for students who (a) have TOEFL scores between 425 and 475; (b) who are reasonably comfortable taking instruction and participating in class in English, and (c) who feel that they are unable to consistently decipher spoken English.


This course will focus on helping learners to develop and practice initial strategies for acquiring meaning from spoken English over variety contexts and participate in respective conversation topics. Other course objectives will include:

  1. Acquiring new vocabulary
  2. Interacting effectively in small groups to complete assignments
  3. Improving confidence in speaking

Student Selection

If selecting students is necessary, students will be asked to take a short listening test to determine if they are of suitable level for the class. This will be done during the first 90 minutes of class.


Attendance: 13%
Participation: 13%
Homework: 24%
Assessment: 50%


1

Making Introductions

 

2

Introducing others and making small talk

3

Character Traits (How I have changed)

4

Friendship (My best friend)

5

Special Days (My birthday celebration)

6

Health & Fitness (How do you keep fit?)

7

TV Programs

8

Mid-term Assessment

9

Holiday & Travel (Vacation plans)

10

Food (My favorite food)

11

Shopping (The best place to shop)

12

Occupation (Job interview)

13

A person I respect

14

Final Assessment

15