How can I improve my Listening?

One of the most common questions I am asked as a English as a Second Language Tutor is " How can I improve my listening?"

It's a great question! I will share 5 activities that I share with my students.

First, to learn a new language involves be able to listen with purpose. The purpose is to listen to understand! One of the most effective ways to improve English fluency is to learn to listen. Often times, when others are speaking we can hear them but are we truly listening. Active listening requires that you are focused on what is being said, you are attentive to every word spoken.

Speaking and listening are both critically important to learn a new language. To have great speaking success you must develop your listening first. Listening helps to recall material that you have learned previously; it also helps to develop vocabulary, comprehension and pronunciation.

Now, to answer your question; How can I improve my listening? Here are a few activities that you can do to improve listening.

1. Listen to English talk radio shows. There are plenty of internet based podcasts that you can find with a quick google search.

2. Listen to audio books. Write down a paragraph or two of what you heard. Listen again and check your paragraph to see if the information is accurate.

3. Listen to movies, TV shows and news programs in English.

4. Listening to music is a great way to learn new vocabulary, meanings and how to use words in context.

5. Engage in conversation with a Native Speaker. List purpose! Asks questions and listen to the other persons response. Focus on how they answered, their tone and choice of words.

I incorporate these things with my students and have seen great growth in their English speaking. When you do these things you are well on your way to becoming a fluent speaker!
1 août 2018
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Hi, I am Kora. I am a well-experienced teacher. I have an array of experience working as a Teacher in schools, Universities and online. I have been teaching for 22 years! Teaching is something that I love. Currently, I am a University Professor; as a Professor I prepare students to become future Teachers. I have been teaching English online for several years. I have taught students from all over the world; such as, South Korea, Turkey, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Italy, China, Thailand, Vietnam, India and so many others. I specialize in teaching English to Adults. I am a professionally trained teacher and I have 3 University degrees in Education. I am also a Best-Selling Author, which makes speaking, reading and writing my strongest gifts. As your English Language Teacher I will work with you to become English fluent. I can help you with Conversational English; which we will focus on listening, speaking and comprehension skills. I can help you with pronunciation, developing new vocabulary and grammar. Also, I specialize in IELTS preparation, Interviewing Skills and Business English. My teaching style is engaging, kind, and encouraging. I work well with students who really want to learn by taking my advice, tips and engaging in the lesson. As an English Language Teacher, I am very good at listening, speaking, reading, pronunciation and language comprehension lessons. Do you want to speak better? Do you want to speak with confidence? I can help you speak English proudly and confidently. Do you want to improve your pronunciation? Well, that is what I am here to help you accomplish. Do you want to get a new job by succeeding in your English Interview? This is my specialty, helping you master the English interview. Are you preparing for an exam; like IELTS or TOEIC? I can help you get the score you dream of. I have helped my students accomplish many goals and live their dreams by improving their understanding of spoken and written English; as well as being able to speak with confidence and become fluent. My approach to teaching English is assessing my students language abilities, supporting their individual goals, and developing a plan. What are you waiting for? I am waiting to be your English Coach!
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Hi, I am Kora. I am a well-experienced teacher. I have an array of experience working as a Teacher in schools, Universities and online. I have been teaching for 22 years! Teaching is something that I love. Currently, I am a University Professor; as a Professor I prepare students to become future Teachers. I have been teaching English online for several years. I have taught students from all over the world; such as, South Korea, Turkey, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Italy, China, Thailand, Vietnam, India and so many others. I specialize in teaching English to Adults. I am a professionally trained teacher and I have 3 University degrees in Education. I am also a Best-Selling Author, which makes speaking, reading and writing my strongest gifts. As your English Language Teacher I will work with you to become English fluent. I can help you with Conversational English; which we will focus on listening, speaking and comprehension skills. I can help you with pronunciation, developing new vocabulary and grammar. Also, I specialize in IELTS preparation, Interviewing Skills and Business English. My teaching style is engaging, kind, and encouraging. I work well with students who really want to learn by taking my advice, tips and engaging in the lesson. As an English Language Teacher, I am very good at listening, speaking, reading, pronunciation and language comprehension lessons. Do you want to speak better? Do you want to speak with confidence? I can help you speak English proudly and confidently. Do you want to improve your pronunciation? Well, that is what I am here to help you accomplish. Do you want to get a new job by succeeding in your English Interview? This is my specialty, helping you master the English interview. Are you preparing for an exam; like IELTS or TOEIC? I can help you get the score you dream of. I have helped my students accomplish many goals and live their dreams by improving their understanding of spoken and written English; as well as being able to speak with confidence and become fluent. My approach to teaching English is assessing my students language abilities, supporting their individual goals, and developing a plan. What are you waiting for? I am waiting to be your English Coach!
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