Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Teaching of Listening & Speaking Skills in the Primary ESL Classroom (TSL3053) Week 1































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  1. Task for Tutorial 1:
    Student 1 finds a suitable video clip showing people engaged in a conversation. After the viewing, ask the classmates to get into groups to discuss and list out the conventions of spoken language. The respective groups present their list to the class. Peers and lecturer give feedback and comments.

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  2. Individual Task 1: Answer the question below.
    Is listening a passive activity? Discuss and provide reasons to support your answer. Write your answer in the lecturer's blog by replying to this comment.

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    1. in my opinion, hearing is a passive process. but listening is an active activity. Real listening involves probing for details, clarification, and feedback, so is active.

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    2. In my opinion, listening is not a passive activity if it were to be effective. Effective listening requires receiving, attending and understanding. We have to pay attention actively to be able to understand what is being said to us. Since it requires activeness on our part, it is not a passive activity but rather, it is an active activity.

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    3. No.In my opinion, listening is an active activity. Listening is making sense out of what we hear. It requires us to pay attention, interpreting and so on. Hence it is an active activity as we need to absorb the information given.

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    4. In my opinion, listening is not a passive activity. On the contrary, listening is an active activity because it involves the process of receiving, attending and understanding auditory messages. When we listen, we attach meaning to what is said to us. Our brain processes the information which is given to us, thus leading us to form our own conclusions.

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    5. in my opinion, listening is not a passive activity. it is an active activity, this is because, when a listener listens, he doesn't passively receive what the speakers said. He actively constructs meaning, identifies the main points and differentiate between facts and opinions.

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    6. in my opinion, listening is not a passive activity because it needs us to go through several processes in order to understand the messages. Our brain analyze everything and in the end we would understand informations given.

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    7. in my opinion, listening is not a passive activity. instead, it is an active activity. when we listen, our brain will receive the information from sender and will try to process the information in a split second. after that, it will make a conclusion from the information we had listened to for us to understand. in some cases, the brain will also have to make out the suitable response sraight forward. these process happen in our brain when we are listening, thus, it proves that listening is an active activity rather than a passive activity.

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  4. In my opinion, generally,listening is not a passive activity. Listening cannot be categorised as a passive activity because it requires attention, focus, concentration, and critical thinking. The stated qualities are said to be active which are required for listening. Without all the qualities, listening are not considered as listening but more to hearing and communication becomes uneffective. Hearing is more likely to be a passive activity as it does not necessarily need the quality of attention, focus, concentration and critical thinking.

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  5. In my humble opinion, listening is not a passive activity. This is because listening requires an active involvement in the conversation in order to stay focus and interpret what the speaker is saying.

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  6. In my humble opinion, listening is not a passive activity. It is because it can initiates our comprehension on what is said to us through analysing and criticising. Listening requires full attention and embarks our listening and thinking skills to associate in order to comprehend better. In conclusion, listening is indeed an active activity.

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  7. In my point of view, listening is not a passive activity. This is because listening requires someone to understand, analyse and comprehend the message received from the speaker. The process of understanding the message requires focus and energy. Therefore, listening is an active activity

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  8. In my point of view, listening is not a passive activity. This is because listening is differ from hearing with does not require much attention and understanding. Whereby, listening involved the recipient to focus, analyse and comprehend the information given. It is an active activity because the recipient need to interpret the information given and understand it well.

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  9. In my opinion, i think that listening is not a passive activity. In our daily lives, we listen more than we speak, same thing goes to the children. Listening is a part of participating in any particular lessons. Without actively listening, the children receives less information than those who listen actively. As we can see from the slide, in order to listen effectively, one must be attentive and understand what they were listening to.

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  10. In my point of view, listening is not a passive activity as it requires some processes that help to convey the information received. Through listening, one has to go through 3 processes which are receiving, attending and understanding. Furthermore, listening is an attachment of meaning whereby hearing is just a sound that we receive without attending it.

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