Getting better at listening – just for the phon of it
Ideas from John Field’s ‘Listening in the Language Classroom’ or Richard Cauldwell’s ‘Phonology for Listening’ have been gaining steadily more traction in language teaching and training in recent years, but what does it look like in class? This talk with learners will be an opportunity to see just that. Decoding authentic speech can be a struggle. Can we balance that with the (potential) fun of follow-up phonology work? Will it motivate or demotivate the learners? Let’s see!
What will you get out of this session?A chance to see how learners react to the challenges of decoding natural speech and a range of tasks with a receptive phonology focus you can adapt for your own classes.