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  • Developing Listening Comprehension in English Language Learners

  • 3 Lane Credits, K-12, Instructional Strategies

Developing Listening Comprehension in English Language Learners
Developing Listening Comprehension in English Language Learners

CPS Course Code: - (CEC-LC-DLC)

This course explores a number of issues involved in helping learners develop their listening comprehension of English as a second or foreign language. Participants will explore and understand factors that affect the success or failure of listening comprehension, examine an adaptable lesson template that can be used to develop the listening comprehension of students, and look at specific listening activities targeted at novice-level, intermediate-level, and advanced-level students. The course will also highlight effective assessment methods, including computerized testing of listening ability.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Create pre-listening, while-listening, and after-listening (or post-listening) activities to build comprehension of spoken English, to help their students go through the steps that first language and second language listeners go through when they try to comprehend incoming information.
  • Use the five language-teaching approaches (grammar-translation; direct method; audio-lingual, communicative language teaching, and task-based approach) and identify how the teaching of listening is (or is not) incorporated into these approaches.
  • Create bottom-up, top-down, and interactive listening goals, and translate them into classroom activities and lessons appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level learners. Participants will be able to use intensive, responsive, and selective kinds of listening activities for the word level, sentence level, and for mini-talks and conversations.
  • Create discrete-response tests of phonemic discrimination, paraphrase recognition, and response evaluation, with a cognitive understanding of the critical issues in testing and the purpose of the listening test to define the kind of test that will be created and used

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  5. Select:  Lane Credit Academy, under the topic of Category.  All CE Credits Online courses listed are eligible for Lane Credits and Clock Hours/CPDUs.  All CE Credits Online courses are also eligible for graduate credits from our partnering universities. 
  6. Return to CE Credits Online and select Chicago Public Schools from the Illinois drop down when you select your state.
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  1. The Certificate of Completion you receive when you complete your course must be submitted to CPS to receive your Clock Hours.

Obtaining Graduate-Level Professional Development Credits

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  3. CE Credits Online will forward to the university of your choice your payment and the documentation necessary for you to receive an official transcript.
  4. You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.

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