An Emqirical Study on Teaching Listening in CLT

Tsinghong Ma


In the traditional ELT in China, much emphasis has been put on the students’ mastering vocabulary and grammar. Language form was regarded as the content of teaching. And listening skill has been ever neglected for a fairly long time in ELT in China. Recent years, more and more attention has been drawn to learners’ listening ability. This paper introduces teaching listening course at college level in communicative approach, which involves background knowledge introduction and into which various skills: speaking, reading and writing are integrated. It discusses the task design, strategy training, possible teaching plan, classroom arrangement; and presents an empirical study in this approach.

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International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)


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