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Become more confident and competent with English listening for both casual use and preparation for the TOEIC listening test through practice, guidance and vocabulary development.
•Gain confidence listening to native speakers of English and your fellow classmates
•Upon completion students should have the following gcan doh language skills: understand reduced forms; understand meaning of intonation; understand common idioms
•Upon completion students should have the following gcan doh comprehension skills: increased ability to listen for main ideas, supporting ideas and details; able to make inferences from listening
•Increase listening skills and vocabulary for success on the TOEIC Test
•Increase active vocabulary
Week 1 Class overview
Week 2 Listening Power 3 (LP3) – Part 1(Pt1) Unit 1(U1) Understanding reduced forms- exercises
Week 3 LP3- Complete U1; Tactics for TOEIC (TFT) Unit 1 – part 1 of the TOEIC listening test, Photographs – using the photos to make predictions what you will hear
Week 4 QUIZ 1 (LP3, Pt1 U1); LP3 Pt1 U2- Understanding intonation – how intonation affects Yes/No questions; 5W1H questions and simple statements; modals and linking verbs; understanding emotions from intonation
Week 5 QUIZ 2 (LP3, Pt1 U2); LP3 Pt1 U3- Understanding Idioms- everyday idioms; idioms commonly used in the workplace
Week 6 LP3- Complete U3; TFT Unit 2 – improving skills for part 2 of the TOEIC listening test: Question & Response; students will learn to think about the meaning of factual questions
Week 7 QUIZ 3 (LP3, Pt1 U3); LP3 Pt2 U1 – Listening for main ideas, supporting ideas and details- exercises
Week 8 LP3- Complete Pt2 U1; TFT Unit 3 - improving skills for part 3 of the TOEIC listening test: Conversations – students will learn to use skimming of the Q&A to predict the context of the conversations prior to listening
Week 9 QUIZ 4 (LP3 Pt2 U1); LP3 Pt2 U2 – Making inferences- learn to make inferences based on speakerfs tone of voice and other clues
Week 10 LP3- Complete Pt2 U2; TFT Unit 4 – improving skills for part 4 of the TOEIC listening test: Talks – students will learn to use skimming of the Q&A to predict the context of the talks prior to listening
Week 11 QUIZ 5 (LP3 Pt2 U1); prep for TOEIC Listening Test
Week 12 TOEIC Listening Test 1
Week 13 Activities & TOEIC practice
Week 14 TOEIC Listening Test 2
Week 15 TOEIC score reports and explanation for preparing for Listening 4 and continuing to improve English listening skills through self-study
Learner-Centered; Constructivist – After establishing the foundation of the learnersf English language level, communicative language skills and confidence to use English are developed through goal-oriented tasks with transparent objectives and assessment points; students learn in a structured but very active classroom where the teacher aims to facilitate learning through textbook and classroom activities and assignments focused on the learner.
•Listening Quizzes 60% (5 quizzes – 4 best will be counted @ 15% each)
•Practice TOEIC Listening Test 15% (best score from the 2 tests will be applied toward final grade)
•Homework – 10%
•Class Participation – 5% (participation includes: being prepared for class; actively participating in classroom activities; asking and answering questions in class; student attitude)
•Attendance – 10%
Listening Power 3; by Tammy LeRoi Gilbert and Bruce Rogers
Tactics for TOEIC Listening and Reading Test; by Grant Trew
Students should bring an English – Japanese dictionary to every class.
This class is designed to continue what you learned in Listening 1 & 2 to help you to further develop your listening skills for both interacting with others in English and improving your TOEIC listening scores. Your English is better than you think it is! You can do it!
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