Promoting Active Listening in the EFL/ESL Classroom

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
Chris Donaldson
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Despite its obvious importance, listening as a language skill can often lack the focus placed on the other areas of language such as speaking, reading, and writing. Learning to listen actively can greatly improve a student’s ability to achieve understanding. This workshop aims to help participants explore the concept of active listening in language teaching. Through a series of interactive activities participants will see what it is to listen actively and how effective it can be as a teaching tool. Finally the workshop will present some interesting ways in which this concept can be applied in the classroom.