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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)


The importance of the role of listening comprehension in the study and teaching of a foreign language has received ever more attention during the past decade. This essay expresses one new teacher s preliminary views on encorporating some of the beneficial facets of a comprehension-based approach to classroom teaching. It draws on previous exploratory work done by others n developing and using listening comprehension tasks in varied settings. The major part of the paper is devoted to a recounting of a number of activities used during the internship period and a discussion of the focuses of the given tasks, the responses required of those undertaking the tasks, as well as the listening strategies needed and the results of the students' performance.


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