Welcome to
ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans,  activities, etc.
Our collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions.

 


 

 

 

ESL Forum:

Techniques and methods in Language Teaching

Games, activities and teaching ideas

Grammar and Linguistics

Teaching material

Concerning worksheets

Concerning powerpoints

Concerning online exercises

Make suggestions, report errors

Ask for help

Message board

 

ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > How do you teach Listening?    

How do you teach Listening?



you_per7
Algeria

How do you teach Listening?
 
Dear colleagues,
 
May I know how do you teach listening?
the official book I use  includes a lot of scripts without any audio files ...so I often try to read and ask my pupils to listen and   answer certain questions. But I am not satisfied about my performance.  sometimes I read a dialogue and turn it into monologue unconsciously.
I hope to hear from you some useful ideas.

3 Dec 2014      





EstherLee76
Peru

www.esl-lab.com has native speaker listenings with online exercises.
 
www.eslpodcast.com has lots and lots of listenings with the scripts.  I make my own exercises from them.
 
I also use songs, youtube videos, movie excertps etc.
 
Hope that helps 

3 Dec 2014     



Gi2gi
Georgia

Judging from my experience, doing listening tasks when students are READING scripts is a waste of time, a listening task should be done without any script! Even if students may  find it hard to understand everything at early stages.
 
As for the courses - there are many good books that provide a full course - with listening of course.
 
Oxford Solutions Series is one of my favourites at present.

3 Dec 2014     



isa2
Austria

You can try this website for your scripts:
http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/
or
http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.php
 

3 Dec 2014     



florimago
Spain

I always ask them to listen for gist . Have you understood the main idea ? It´s enough !!!

3 Dec 2014     



s.lefevre
Brazil

My listning sites collection
 

ADULTS AND TEENS

beginners

http://www.eslyes.com/nyc/contents.htm

http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/

http://listenaminute.com/

http://ompersonal.com.ar/

http://www.agendaweb.org/listening/elem_interm.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/multimedia/london/unit1/listen1_js.shtml

http://www.dailyesl.com/

http://www.eflnet.com/vocab/index.php

http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc

http://www.eslgold.com/listening/levels/low_begin.html

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/listening.php

http://www.focusenglish.com/dialogues/communication/commindex.html

http://www.mansioningles.com/listening00.htm

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omaudio/contenidotematico.htm

http://www.real-english.com/reo/index.html

http://www.rong-chang.com/book/mkfrnd.html

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/cgi2/myexam/index.php

http://www2.cambridge.org/interchangearcade/downloads.do

http://pt.englishcentral.com/videos

http://es.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenBasic.aspx

songs

http://www.songsforteaching.com/grammarspelling.htm ( grammar)

http://www.efl.net/caol.htm

 

games

http://www.elllo.org/months/weeks/games.htm

 

intermediate and advanced

http://a4esl.org/podcasts/

http://alt-usage-english.org/audio_archive.shtml

http://elllo.org/

http://esl-bits.net/advanced-listening/NEWindex.htm

http://international.ouc.bc.ca/

http://legacy.lclark.edu/~krauss/toppicks/reading.html

http://librivox.org/

http://www.1-language.com/audiocourse/index.htm

http://www.agendaweb.org/listening/practical-english-conversations.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1128_london_life/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1412_weekender/page2.shtml

http://www.betteratenglish.com/

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/listening.html

http://www.cdlponline.org/

http://www.dailyesl.com/

http://www.eslgold.com/listening.html

http://www.esl-lab.com/

http://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html

http://www.eslvideo.com/

http://www.focusenglish.com/dialogues/communication/commindex.html

http://www.grammarmancomic.com/comicsgman.html

http://www.history.com/video.do?action=home

http://www.listenaminute.com/

http://www.mansioningles.com/listening00.htm

http://www.rong-chang.com/book/

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/listening/index.html

http://www.thewclc.ca/edge/issue1/

http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/

http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/amer-stories-page.cfm

https://eee.uci.edu/programs/esl/ap4.html

https://eee.uci.edu/programs/esl/ap4.html

www.elllo.org

http://es.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenBasic.aspx

 

 

KIDS

songs

http://bussongs.com/animal_songs.php

http://freekidsmusic.com/music-il.html

http://pbskids.org/music/

http://video.kidzui.com/videos/1272098?related%5Bsearch%5D=Jobs  (jobsong)

http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/category.jsp?tag=4

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-animal-house.htm

http://www.dreamenglish.com/

http://www.dreamenglish.com/freechants

http://www.english-4kids.com/lessons.html

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=1087 ( the very hungry caterpiller)

http://www.gfes.tpc.edu.tw/board/abc-song/

http://www.hello-world.com/games/conversations.php?language=English&page=English-conversations&topic=

http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/allsongs.html

http://www.supersimplesongs.com/cd1-14.html  ( the bathsong)

http://www.the-bus-stop.net/songs.html

http://www.youtube.com/profile?gl=BR&hl=pt&user=supersimplesongs&feature=iv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=BR&hl=pt&v=PrWJ-rC4YQc (body song)

http://www.multimedia-english.com/contenidos/listado/songs

http://childtopia.com/index.php?module=home&func=coce&myidioma=cat&idphpx=jocs-educatius

 

stories

http://bbcactiveenglish.com/ozmo_information.html

http://computerkiddoswiki.pbworks.com/Animated-Fairy-tales

http://www.angles365.com/recursos/ebooks/index.htm

http://www.highlightskids.com/Stories/arizonaZone/az_Archive/az_Archive.asp

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/incredibleenglish/level1/stories/

http://www.storyteller.net/stories/audio

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=talking+book&oq=talking+book&aq=f&aqi=g2&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=youtube.12..0l2.575.5249.0.7763.12.12.0.4.4.0.205.1086.3j3j2.8.0.

http://www.agendaweb.org/videos/flash-stories-children.html

4 Dec 2014     



isa2
Austria

Wow, this list IS impressive. Thank you!

4 Dec 2014     



you_per7
Algeria

Thanks a lot

4 Dec 2014     



omniya
Egypt

thanks for sharing
 
wonderful :)

17 Dec 2014     



omniya
Egypt

Could you please tell me some steps i can follow in teaching listening for my kids ( 6 ; 7 years ) .
if this is the first time they listen to a context and answer questions about it
 
HOW many times shall I play the audio 
 

17 Dec 2014     



lipofootoo
United States

Here´s a cool ESL listening activity that you can do. You can watch that on video. Dictations are also good for listening. In my experience they work pretty well even with young energetic children. Here´s how to do a basic dictation and here is a reading dictation.
 

24 Dec 2014