Course overview and purpose:
Starting from teachers’ existing knowledge, needs and contextual issues, the course aims to provide them with new research-based knowledge about how listening comprehension in English works and how this can be taught in the classroom. Listening is rarely “taught”, but generally only tested, and it is an area of EFL teaching that is neglected in teacher education and development. This course will give teachers insights into the processes and difficulties involved in EFL listening based on research conducted in secondary school environments. Based on this knowledge, teachers will experiment with evaluating teaching materials and tests, practise innovative techniques for teaching the processes of listening, learn to use open-access technological tools for listening in and outside the classroom and develop their skills in leveraging listening activities to improve comprehension as well as language acquisition.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Secondary school teachers who teach English as a second or foreign language
No specific requirements
Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.
In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).