Improve Your Listening With a Listening Plan

What do you do while you listen to English? If your answer is "Nothing" then you're not improving.

Listening can be one of the most difficult skills to master. With this handy dandy listening plan you can improve your comprehension skills easily and actually see IMPROVEMENT!

Picking a listening sample:
1. The selection should be brief: 2-3 minutes.
2. The selection should be challenging, but not impossible to understand.
3. The selection should be on a topic that interests you.

Your Listening Plan:
Utilizing top-down and bottom-up listening strategies for optimal success.

  1. Read the title of the listening sample. Guess what the listening is about. Make a list of all the words you know associated with the topic.
  2. Listen to the sample.
  3. Write down the- who? what? where? when? why? how? of the listening sample.
  4. Listen to the sample again.
  5. Confirm that your answers to number 3 are correct.
  6. Listen to the sample again.
  7. Write down any vocabulary words that are unknown to you. Look up their definitions in a dictionary (I suggest collinsdictionary.com).
  8. Listen to the sample again.
  9. Write a brief summary (2-3 sentences) about the listening.
  10. Attempt to use the new vocabulary words in your conversations the next day!

That's all you have to do! I would suggest completing three listening plans a night!

Contact me for suggestions on where to go for listening samples that fit your levels! To discuss how these metacognitive and self-regulatory listening skills work and to go over examples of these listening skills book a session with me! Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Hi there! I'm Amanda! Congratulations on starting/continuing your language journey in ESL or French! I would love to join you! I'm an Assistant Professor ESL at Santa Fe College and a PhD student at the University of Florida studying Linguistics with a specialization in Second Language Acquisition (aka the best ways to learn languages)!!! Different, from the other individuals listed here, I am not a language teacher, I am a language COACH. It's time to learn a language like it's the 21st century! Let's work together to reach your goals! What is a language coach? As a language coach, I enable students to focus on their goals and hold them accountable for accomplishing them. I promote student agency and allow students to make choices about their own learning; this way each lesson fits their individual needs and differences. As your own language and success coach, we will not only work together to understand the target language vocabulary and grammar, but we will also delve into ...
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United States
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Hi there! I'm Amanda! Congratulations on starting/continuing your language journey in ESL or French! I would love to join you! I'm an Assistant Professor ESL at Santa Fe College and a PhD student at the University of Florida studying Linguistics with a specialization in Second Language Acquisition (aka the best ways to learn languages)!!! Different, from the other individuals listed here, I am not a language teacher, I am a language COACH. It's time to learn a language like it's the 21st century! Let's work together to reach your goals! What is a language coach? As a language coach, I enable students to focus on their goals and hold them accountable for accomplishing them. I promote student agency and allow students to make choices about their own learning; this way each lesson fits their individual needs and differences. As your own language and success coach, we will not only work together to understand the target language vocabulary and grammar, but we will also delve into ...
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