We always think of speaking and reading when thinking of and preparing for language lessons, but a key skill we often overlook is listening.
About two and a half years ago I wrote a blog post entitled, Decoding skills: a neglected part of listening comprehension? In the time since then it seems that many of us have stopped neglecting those poor decoding skills, and that an interest in how decoding can help develop both listening and reading skills is on the rise.
A recent question posed by Mike Harrison on the IATEFL Facebook page about developing (rather than testing) listening skills led to a flurry of useful links in the comments, which I list below:
A series of Listening Skills books written by Sheila Thorn (which I have mentioned before but which have…
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