[PDF] Download ☆ Listening in the Language Classroom | by ✓ JohnField

By JohnField | Comments: ( 238 ) | Date: ( Aug 25, 2019 )

This book challenges the orthodox approach to the teaching of second language listening, which is based upon the asking and answering of comprehension questions The book s central argument is that a preoccupation with the notion of comprehension has led teachers to focus upon the product of listening, in the form of answers to questions, ignoring the listening process iThis book challenges the orthodox approach to the teaching of second language listening, which is based upon the asking and answering of comprehension questions The book s central argument is that a preoccupation with the notion of comprehension has led teachers to focus upon the product of listening, in the form of answers to questions, ignoring the listening process itself The author provides an informed account of the psychological processes which make up the skill of listening, and analyses the characteristics of the speech signal from which listeners have to construct a message Drawing upon this information, the book proposes a radical alternative to the comprehension approach and provides for intensive small scale practice in aspects of listening that are perceptually or cognitively demanding for the learner Listening in the Language Classroom was winner of the Ben Warren International Trust House Prize in 2008.


  • Title: Listening in the Language Classroom
  • Author: JohnField
  • ISBN: 9780521685702
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

JohnField

John Field has a PhD from Cambridge University on the identification of words in connected speech by first and second language listeners He has an MA in Linguistics and ELT from the University of Leeds and an MPhil in English and Applied Linguistics from Cambridge University His undergraduate degree English Language and Linguistics was at University College London He is a trained English language teacher, and holds the Cambridge RSA Diploma.John specialises in Psycholinguistics, with particular reference to the ways in which cognitive psychology can enable a better understanding of second language skills His main research interest lies in second language listening He has worked extensively on cognitive validation in language testing, comparing the processes adopted by a candidate under test conditions with those that would be employed in a less constrained real world context.



Comments Listening in the Language Classroom

  • Karen Chung

    This book is a direct outcome of the author's decades of teaching English listening skills to L2 learners. Field is a model of mindful, attentive teaching and interaction with his students. By carefully observing and assessing their responses to different approaches, he was able to pick out what really works and helps them make concrete progress in their listening skills. He emphasizes, for example, the importance of exposing learners to authentic examples of the language very early on in order [...]


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