Listening for language learning: (re)discovering students’ autonomy


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Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zeszyty Glottodydaktyczne
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Keywords listening skills, self-assessment, reflection, multiple intelligences, study skills, metacognitive skills, autonomous learning
Description The aim of this text is to discuss the possibilities of making students’natural listening habits more beneficial for their language learning. The article reflects on difficulties with listening that students themselves identify and tries to provide an insight into their practices by referring to the concepts of autonomous learning. It will be suggested that it is the lack of learning awareness and metacognitive skills that prevents students from developing their listening skills. The text also includes suggestions for practical activities that may contribute to developing these skills in class and which allow students to use them outside of the classroom itself.

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