THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING SKILL IN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION- THE PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED & STRATEGIES ADOPTED IN TEACHING LISTENING
Author(s):
R. Navin Kumar, Dr. L. Ravi Shankar
Keywords:
Listening, overlooked, enhancing Language skills, curriculum, predominant, innovations, hinders, Teaching skills and Language Acquisition.
Abstract
Listening, the very basic language skill is the root for developing the other skills like Speaking, Reading and Writing. Yet, it is often overlooked in the present curriculum of schools and colleges. Till the end of 19th Century, written communication was playing a predominant role in language learning but from the beginning of the twentieth century listening started gaining its importance in language teaching. The various challenges towards teaching the skill of listening are now better understood by the language teachers because of the adoption of new strategies which aim for effective listening. Still, the assessment of their listening skills, remain far behind the current views of listening and hence innovations has to be made to renovate imparting the skill of listening. It is obvious that the skill of listening helps the students to be the best with their studies. The students who are good at listening learn better and faster and have sounder judgments about what is listened to. It helps them to acquire detailed comprehension. Listening and vocabulary are interrelated. These two skills are the most important communication skills in the process of learning. This paper deals with acquiring the skill of listening, the basic difference between listening and hearing, different types of listening, its importance in language acquisition, what hinders one from being an active listener, various process of listening and at length discusses the adoption of newly invented strategies for developing the skill of listening.
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Unique Paper ID: 151261

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 12

Page(s): 309 - 314
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