Listening is one of the most challenging skills for our students develop and yet also one of the most important.
By developing their ability to listen well, we develop our students` ability to become more independent learners.
Through listening, children become familiar with the sounds, rhythm and intonation of English.
It also allows children to recognize, understand and respond to language no verbally before they produce it themselves because children develop listening skills before speaking skills.
We have to take into account some considerations for classroom listening:
Give the children confidence
Explain why they have to listen
Have children develop specific strategies for listening
Set specific listening tasks for each stage (Pre-listening, During-listening and Post-listening)