Our next #AusELT Twitter chat is on Sunday 1st July at 8:30pm AEST. Check the time where you are here on TimeandDate.com. The topic this month is:
auditory comprehensible inputfor effective, and efficient, language acquisition
There seems to be a lot of discussion around about Extensive Reading, but not as much about Extensive Listening. The idea for this topic came from a recent podcast. Read on for more information, and links to some other background information on Extensive Listening that might be of interest and to get you thinking before the chat on Sunday.
In a recent episode of the We Teach Languages podcast, Beniko Mason talked about her Story Listening and Efficient Acquisition. ‘Efficiency’ is key for her, and her slogan is “Reduce suffering!”, meaning for the students, but when you learn more about the approach, you might agree it relates to teachers as well. Beniko Mason is trying to change that, and along with Stephen Krashen, has been conducting research and workshops on this approach to developing. Check out the podcast show notes to find links to her publications and current projects. A lot of the material there is focused on teaching young learners, but our discussion would be around how to use a similar approach, an Extensive Listening approach in our classrooms.
The Extensive Reading Central website has a section devoted to Extensive Listening, covering aspects such as:
- What is Extensive Listening?
- How to do Extensive Listening
- Types of Extensive Listening materials
- EL Resources, Links and Research
Rob Waring also has an Extensive Listening section on his website.
These two papers by Willy A Renandya might be of interest:
- Materials and Methods for Extensive Listening (2012)
- Extensive listening in the language classroom (2011)
This one is aimed at adult literacy teachers, but is a good addition to our discussion: Audiobooks for Adult Literacy? It’s Not a Myth!
Hope to ‘see’ you on Twitter on Sunday evening.
For those new to Twitter chats, these posts should get you started:
- Need help with Twitter?
- #AusELT 1-page guide to Twitter
- So you have a Twitter account – now what? (from Cult of Pedagogy)
- And for some reasons for teachers to be on Twitter at all, there’s this: Why teachers are turning to Twitter
If you are not sure about Twitter and need a hand to get started, do message Lesley on Facebook or Twitter (@cioccas) or by leaving a comment below.
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