Course Outline on Teaching Listening and Reading

Course Outline

Eng 213

(The Teaching of Listening and Reading)


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At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

1. explain the listening process;

2. give reasons for doing listening;

3.differentiate the types of listening;

4. prepare varied listening activities for listening comprehension.

Part I. An Introduction

Definition of Listening

Five Main Reasons Why People Listen

1. To be able to engage in social rituals

2.To get information

3.To be able to respond to “controls”

4. To respond to feelings

5. To enjoy

Five steps in the listening process

  1. Receiving
  2. Understanding
  3. Remembering
  4. Evaluating
  5. Responding

Listening can be classified into several types depending on how you pay attention to what is being said or heard

  1. Marginal/Passive Listening
  2. Attentive Listening
  3. Critical/Analytical Listening
  4. Appreciative Listening

Choosing Listening Text

  1. authentic Text
  2. Advertisements
  3. newscasts
  4. weather reports
  5. announcements
  6. homilies
  7. doctor-patient consultation
  8. job interviews

Activities in Integrating Listening with Other Macro Skills (Speaking, Reading, Writing,Viewing)

  1. Pre-Listening
  2. Tape Script
  3. The TQLR Technique (Jocson, 1999)

Part II. Teaching Strategies: Listening

Importance of Listening

The Nature of Listening Skill

Barriers to Listening

How to Become an Active Listener

Levels of Listening Ability


Format For Exercises in Listening Comprehension

Suggested Listening Comprehension Activities

  • Identification
  • Identification and Selection without retention
  • Identification and Guided Selection with Short-Term Retention
  • Identification, Selection, and Long-Term Retention
  • Information Search
  • Passage
  • Picture Communication
  • Listening for Word Order
  • Reflecting Language
  • Matching Converstions with the Correct Pictures
  • Identifying People in a Photograph
  • Giving Directions
  • Identification of Places
  • Looking for a Job
  • Following the main points of a dialogue/narration
  • Identifying a situation by listening to a dialogue
  • Comprehension of short narratives
  • Understanding detailed description of Two Pictures
  • Can You Follow Directions?

Part III. Teaching Strategies: Reading

Meaning and Nature of Reading: Old and New Views

Levels of Comprehension

Three Models of Reading Strategies

Useful Aids to Comprehension

Pronunciation Activities Focused on Communication via Cooperative Learning

Concepts, Theories and Principles of Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

  • Context Clues in Vocabulary Building
  • Multiple- Meanings of Words
  • Word Associations
  • Collocations
  • Clusters
  • Cline
  • Clipping
  • Acronymy
  • Blending
  • Reduplication
  • Denotation
  • Generic vs. Specific Words
  • Propaganda Devices

Sample Activities on Antonyms and Rhyming Words

Vocabulary on Feelings: Affective Domain

Factors that Influence the Acquisition of Reading Ability

Required Reading Skills

Essentials of Reading Comprehension

Taxonomy of Reading Comprehension

Competencies and Learning Objectives in Reading

Study Reading Abilities and Skills

Formulating Objectives Key Phrases to Use With Taxonomy

Reading Strategies for Specific Purposes

Strategies for Various Reading Programs

Goal-Oriented Instructional Model

An Excellent, Balanced Reading Program

Methods and Techniques in each Reading Period

Reading Readiness Period

Linguistic Approach to Reading

-Bloomfield Approach

-Fries Approach

-The Gibson-Richards Linguistic Approach

-Alphabetic Approach

-Phonic Approach

-Phonovisual Method

Story Grammar: A Structural Approach to Facilitate Comprehension

Cloze Procedure Technique for the Improvement of Reading Comprehension

Improving Comprehension through Semantc Webbing

Prototype Instructional Materials using Story Grammar Technique

Reading Activities for the Development of Reading Comprehension

Dimensional Approach Material

Word Recognition Activities

Some Sample Materials for Remediation

More Modern Strategies

Question-Answer Relationship (QAR)

Mapping Concepts and Stories

Activate Prior Knowledge

K-W-L Strategy

Evaluation Measures: Course Requirements:

Quizzes:…………………………….. 20% 1. Compilation of Outputs/Portfolio

Exam (MT/FT)………………….. 50% 2. Class Attendance

Oral Recitation/Reporting……. 10% 3. Written Outputs

Project/Assignment……………. 20%

MTG + FTG = Final Grade


Suggested Listening Comprehension Evaluation

  1. Spoken text requiring open-ended answers
  2. Spoken texts requiring multiple-choice answers
  3. Responding to oral instructions
  4. Identification of sounds
  5. Identification of meaning carried by stress and intonation
  6. Identification of true/false statements, using dialogue
  7. Oral summary of a passage recorded or read aloud.
  8. Notetaking of lecturettes
  9. Dictation


Teaching Strategies I.For Teaching Communiation Arts: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.  Alcantara, Rebecca et. al

Look, Listen & Learn Video CD. Rodolfo C. Torres

Module 6.1 Curriculum and Instruction: The Teaching of English. Department of Education

Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties. Gunning, Thomas G.

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