Oral Language

Engage your students when Listening

Oral Language and Listening Comprehension

The oral discourses has inherent intricacies, regarding to heterogeneous teaching and learning realities of our classes when talking about reception and production of speech.

Listening is the receptive aspect of oral language, Speaking is the productive skill.

There is an asymmetric relationship between them, listening requires learners to resort their knowledge whereas the use of spoken languages implies interaction of learners to perform in the target language.

Oral Language focuses on communicating or receiving content, rather than accuracy.  Brevity of chunks, pronunciation and dialectical variation are keys.

FLUENCY

STUDENTS NEGOCIATES MEANING, use communication strategies, and avoid communication breakdowns.

Real life listening faces us to deal with colloquial expressions, short chunks, pronunciation styles, and NON REPETITION of the messages most of the times.

Some hints:

– pace of delivery

– length of audio text

– parsing

– purpose

– number of renderings

Make your listening attainable for your students.

Comprehensive Sex Education at Schools

ESI – Comprehensive Sex Education at Schools
Challenges for the Teachers of English Language
First HUB – The Gender Perspective
On this first on line meeting we have discussed on lively concepts easily and readily available in our own speech as well as our surroundings. As teachers as well as individuals we face – daily – prejudices and the “common sense” as cosmovision.
Discussing basics concepts to ESI ( sex, gender, sexual choice) we recovers the necessity of frame them clearly recognising their own reachings as well as a way of stopping Gender-based discrimination and persisting violence within the context of a traditional patriarchal society.
Language as a sociological concept might help us to show sexual rights as human rights.