One of my teaching interests is listening. In 2014 I went to a talk where my mind was blown – most of classroom listening is “testing” listening ability rather than “teaching” learners how to develop and improve their listening.
Since then I’ve changed my own teaching practice and I’ve been spending more and more time thinking how this affects my own language learning. I’ve been experiencing some of these listening problems myself with Spanish and I’ve blogged about some of my ideas.
On 8th March 2018, I’m presenting a webinar for language learners on “Why you’re struggling with listening and what to do about it” as part of the Women In Language web conference.
I’m interested in connecting with both:
- learners struggling with listening
- teachers interested in listening, particularly bottom-up processing