Listening is the gateway to understanding and communicating and, therefore, is absolutely critical for language learners of all skills.
If students struggle to listen carefully, they will miss out on important interactions both inside and outside of the classroom.
The problem with listening instruction is that it is commonly thought to be boring and passive; students simply sit and listen. However, teaching listening doesn’t have to be dull! There are many ways to create engaging and interactive lessons that focus on listening skills. Here are eight different ways to build students’ listening skills: