Importance Of Listening In Learning

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THE ESSENCE OF CLASSROOM TECHNIQUE AND ACTIVITIES IN TEACHING LISTENING AS A FOUNDATION SKILL FOR OTHER SKILLS IN THE EARLY ACQUISITION OF LANGUAGE By Dewi Kurniawati, M.Pd Abstract This article discusses Listening learning, which is always referred to as a boring lesson. Here students are always feel trouble before trying Listening lessons. Listening class is always synonymous with listening and mention or filling in the blanks or answer questions then the class should be quiet. How we can make the classroom a more interactive? Here we must make the class become more interactive. In addition to listening to them can also train them to speak in English. Listening on learning there are two processes, namely the Bottom Up Top Down Process…show more content…
In detail, the purpose of listening activity is that the students are able to do the instruction or to gain information from different kinds of listening texts or genres. (for example; monolog: speech, reports, instruction, poems, songs, etc, and dialog: debate, discussion, movie etc). Moreover, they are able to complete the information and respond to questions. Listening is the language modality that is used most frequently. It has become the foundation of a number of theories of second language acquisition that focus on the beginning levels of second language profiency. Given the importance of listening in language learning and teaching, it is essential for language teachers to help their students become effective listeners. In the communicative approach to language teaching, this means modeling listening strategies and providing listening practice in authentic situations: those that learners are likely to encounter when they use the language outside the…show more content…
Actually the activity of teaching listening must not rely on tape recorder. A teacher`s speech could be a teaching material, somehow the teacher must have good pronunciation. In addition, Gusyarani (2010) stated that teacher must set the teaching and learning well (pre listening-whilst listening-post listening). Listening is the ability to identify and understand what others are saying. This involves understanding a speaker 's accent or pronunciation, his grammar and his vocabulary, and grasping his meaning (Howatt and Dakin). An able listener is capable of doing these four things simultaneously. Willis (1981:134) lists a series of micro-skills of listening, which she calls enabling skills. They are: • predicting what people are going to talk about • guessing at unknown words or phrases without panic • using one 's own knowledge of the subject to help one understand • identifying relevant points; rejecting irrelevant
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