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    Smile How to monitor English listening class

    Ive been teaching listening class for three years. My students are three-year college freshmen. After each class, when I reflex I often feel I didn't monitor their listening well enough, thus I was slow to detect their listeing problem and failed to help them sometimes. I wond if there's any other way of finding out the listening barriers in class other than infering from their answer feedbacks or facial expressions. I have to say, it's no use to ask them "why couldn't you understand? And where?" It's especially difficult when it's an unresponsive class. Can you help me? Any welcome is welcome


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    Re: How to monitor English listening class

    Just a couple of ideas:
    You could conduct one or two listening test and find out who are the better students and who are the weaker. They can then be paired together. I found this good for classes that were unresponsive and didn't want to lose face admitting they didn't understand.
    You could also ask the class questions or use listening material that proke an immediate reaction - something funny, shocking or particularly interesting and check their reactions.
    Rick

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    Re: How to monitor English listening class

    Quote Originally Posted by marymay12 View Post
    I‘ve been teaching listening class for three years. My students are three-year college freshmen. After each class, when I reflex I often feel I didn't monitor their listening well enough, thus I was slow to detect their listeing problem and failed to help them sometimes. I wond if there's any other way of finding out the listening barriers in class other than infering from their answer feedbacks or facial expressions. I have to say, it's no use to ask them "why couldn't you understand? And where?" It's especially difficult when it's an unresponsive class. Can you help me? Any welcome is welcome
    The mirror of listening skills is to be found in speaking skills. Your listening class can have a phonetics and public speaking component, as well as comprehension tests. In other words, it is impossible or implausible to completely separate listening from speaking.

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    Re: How to monitor English listening class

    Quote Originally Posted by RickDavies View Post
    Just a couple of ideas:
    You could conduct one or two listening test and find out who are the better students and who are the weaker. They can then be paired together. I found this good for classes that were unresponsive and didn't want to lose face admitting they didn't understand.
    You could also ask the class questions or use listening material that proke an immediate reaction - something funny, shocking or particularly interesting and check their reactions.
    Rick
    That's a good idea. Thank you. I'll try it at once.

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    Smile Re: How to monitor English listening class

    In fact, we do have phonetic part and oral practice part. But when it comes to the listening part, it' easy to lose the focus on practising a particular listening skill and listening process is so fast that a teacher has little time to detect the performance of his /her class and thus lose the chance to guide them.

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