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About the Course

It is broken down into 5 modules

The LYE School of Learning is a brand new online academy focused on accessible resources for language teachers, language educators, and those who are looking for appropriate Professional Development at their own time and pace! This NEW approach for teaching high-quality lessons will make your students BETTER listeners. The course is packed with easy-to-understand, practical training reflective activities, and videos commenting on each activity. You'll learn how to design effective listening lessons and see real improvement in your students’ listening.

This PRACTICAL course will show you a NEW method to teach listening that:

  • is appropriate for any age, level, and topic

  • requires minimal preparation

  • is transferable to any teaching context

  • uses all the skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and systems (pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar) in every lesson

  • will help your students quickly become more comfortable with natural spoken English

  • will make your students better and more independent learners

  • allows you to move at your own pace and reflect on your teaching practice

  • shows you important concepts of that most courses often DON’T teach - such as connected speech, and how to integrate them into your lesson

  • breaks free from the old way of teaching listening and shows you how to design a lesson in a short period of time

  • have a clear idea to quickly plan your listening lessons

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Learn a new method for any age and proficiency levels to take your listening lessons to the next level

The Five Modules

Each has tasks, application, and reflection

  • 1

    A Welcome Message from Learn YOUR English

    • Welcome to the 'Teaching Listening Made Easy' Course!

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction to the Course

    • 1.0 An Introduction to Teaching Listening Made Easy

    • 1.1 Course Aims and Objectives

    • 1.2 What & How We Listen

    • 1.3 The Current Approach to Teaching Listening

    • 1.4 Testing, Practicing, or Teaching Listening?

    • Test your Understanding: A Review of the Key Points

  • 3

    Module 2: Before Listening

    • 2.0 An Introduction to the Module

    • 2.1 Module Aims and Objectives

    • 2.2 Module Resources

    • 2.3 Activating Schemata

    • 2.3A Planing & Identifying Aims and Procedures

    • 2.4 Stage 2 - Composing Comprehension Questions

    • 2.4A Sample Task

    • 2.4B Aims of Writing Comprehension Questions

    • 2.5 Stage 3 - Ear Training/Accommodation/Calibration

    • Module 2 Summary

    • Test your Understanding: A Review of the Key Points

  • 4

    Module 3: While Listening

    • 3.0 An Introduction to the Module

    • 3.1 Aims & Objectives

    • 3.2 Module Resources

    • 3.3 Reasons for Listening

    • 3.3A Task 1

    • 3.3B A Focus on Words

    • 3.3C Listening for Decoding

    • 3.4 Final Task - Module 3

    • Module 3 Summary

    • Test your Understanding: A Review of the Key Points

  • 5

    Module 4: Post Listening

    • 4.0 An Introduction to the Module

    • 4.1 Module Aims and Objectives

    • 4.2 Module Resources

    • 4.3 Focusing on Pronunciation

    • 4.3A Task 1

    • 4.3B Task 2

    • 4.3C Task 3

    • 4.4 Focusing on Speaking & Task 4

    • 4.5 Focusing on Vocabulary & Task 5

    • 4.6 Focusing on Writing & Task 6

    • Test your Understanding: A Review of the Key Points

    • Module 4 Summary

  • 6

    Module 5 Summary & Conclusion

    • 5.1 Summary & Conclusion

    • 5.2 Reflection Questions

    • 5.3 References

Watch Intro Video

Curious What you Will Learn?

Here is Leo to Introduce the Course

Meet Your Instructors on this Course

Leo Gomez

Leo has worked as a teacher, trainer, academic director, and ELT consultant in five different countries since 2000. He has delivered courses in all levels of ESL, ESP, EAP, TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE, and Business English. This experience has enriched his knowledge of what it takes to create an environment that fosters learning above all. Along with his classroom experience, he has also worked as a curriculum designer and syllabus designer. He has been delivering both pre- and in-service professional development sessions at local and international conferences. In his leisure time, Leo enjoys reading, playing soccer with his son, and learning new things.

Michael Landry

Mike has worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and director of studies in East Asia and Canada. Mike began his ELT career in South Korea as a business-English, exam preparation (TOEFL/IELTS), and EAP instructor. He then moved on to China and Japan where he assumed a variety of ESL teaching and administrative roles. Since returning to Canada, he has taught EAP at universities and continues to develop curriculum for a variety of English language programs. He has also served of provincial and national professional bodies. In addition to his ELT interests, Mike enjoys being outdoors and taking in some sports.

CATHERINE MACMILLAN, POST-SECONDARY EAP INSTRUCTOR

“The first meeting introduced an enthusiastic team that encourages critical thinking and challenges the status quo in topics that cover second language learning from conversational to academic programs. Each session motivated me to consider new ways of presenting in my own classes and also raised awareness to the methodology. I would definitely recommend Learn YOUR English to all teachers in the field of ESL whether new or experienced!”

Sonia Di Placido

"The Learn Your English team is experienced, knowledgable and innovative. They work hard, are very passionate about the industry and teaching students as well as people who require specific needs to improve their capacities for Second Language Acquisition. I've observed a class, been to a seminar and when I found myself in a challenging spot I was able to contact them for a consultation about how to approach an EAP lesson plan that was quite complex at the post-graduate level for students that would undoubtedly get overwhelmed if I didn't have the right tools to facilitate a class that made them feel that they were growing and applying life experience with new information and knowledge about a different language to further invest in their own careers."

More Materials for Teaching Listening

Free Listening Lesson

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This lesson is designed to exploit a listening text and provide students the chance to engage with all four skills and systems in a meaningful way. It asks students to predict content, listen for meaning and also decode different sounds, deal with vocabulary autonomously, and engage with the topic personally.

E-Book: The How-to of Teaching Listening

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This Listening Journal is the product of months of research and years of classroom teaching. Listening practice is crucial to language learning. The majority of listening practice that happens in the classroom is intensive while research suggests that improvements in listening skills occur with extensive listening done away from the classroom. This e-book will help you and your students!

Listening Assessment: Help your Students Become more Autonomous Listeners

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This assessment is designed to help your students become more autonomous learners and improve their listening skills in and outside of the classroom. What’s Inside: The teacher copy of the assessment The student copy of the assessment The tapescript of the listening text A link to where the listening file is hosted We hope you find this useful, and helps make you and your students happy!

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