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Teaching Language Skills by Mind Map: Teaching Language Skills
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Teaching Language Skills

Teaching Oral Communication

Interpretation Teaching

Transmission Model

Show and Tell

Listening to Learn

Listening process involves: 1. Receiving, 2. Attending, 3. Assigning Meaning.

Purposes for Listening

Purposes for listening

Listeners must set a purpose and interact mentally with the incoming sounds and information, and obtain meaning from what they listened to.

Levels of Listening Ability (Block, 2001)

Level 1: Receiving (Ensuring students can hear)

Level 2: Auditory Discrimination (Instruction to distinguish sounds)

Level 3: Attending to a message (Teaching students to pay attention)

Level 4: Building efferent listening abilities (Teaching students to comprehend)

Nunan (1990): Four types of contexts in which listening occurs in

One-way contexts where the listener is not called upon to respond verbally

Two-way contexts where two or more people take on the roles of listener and speaker in turn

Tompkins (2005): Activities for teaching listening

Read Aloud

Aesthetic listening

Efferent listening

Critical listening

Language Input and Output for English-Language Learners (Anthony, 2008)



Corden (2000)

Group Work and Learning

Features of successful group work

Stages in group discussion

Small Group Work within a constructivist framework for learning


Interthinking and its importance

Exploratory talk

Reader's Theatre



Bromley (2001)

Implications for teachers

Rationale for using picture books