Teaching Listening and Speaking, intended for teacher trainers, teacher trainees and practising teachers, has two sections, one on the teaching of listening and the other on the teaching of speaking. Through varied activities, the book aims to motivate teachers to reflect upon: the purpose of listening and speaking in the context of English language learning; the possibility of using authentic materials to teach listening and speaking; the selection of suitable materials for different levels of learners; and the use of ‘prompting’—visual and audio—to encourage students to speak fluently.
As special features, the book offers extensive notes and guidelines for teachers, demonstrates how authentic audio materials from television programmes and lessons from English textbooks can be used to teach listening and speaking skills, and provides materials on pronunciation for easy reference.
Kamlesh Sadanand is former Professor and Head, Department of Phonetics and Spoken English, the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. Besides her long years of experience in teaching, developing ELT materials and supervising research work, Dr Sadanand has published several papers and books. Prominent among her publications are A Practical Course in English Pronunciation (2004) and Spoken English: A Foundation Course (2008).
Part I: Listening
Unit 1: Hearing and Listening
Unit 2: Listening for the Main Idea or the Message
Unit 3: Listening for Factual Information
Unit 4: Listening for Detail
Unit 5: Listening as an Aid to Learning about Spoken English
Part II: Speaking
Unit 6: The Need for Speaking
Unit 7: Prompting
Unit 8: Functions of Language in Relation to Context
Part I: Appendices
Appendix 1: Notes for the Teacher
Appendix 2: Answer Key
Appendix 3: Notes and Practice Materials on Pronunciation
Appendix 4: Transcripts
Appendix 5: Sample Materials
Part II: Appendices
Appendix 6: Notes for the Teacher
Appendix 7: Answer Key