24 Nov 2012

Welcome to teaching and researching second language (L2)foreign language (FL) Listening.
This materials are used for the purpose of learning Arabic.

Main subject Yasser Arafat (Sept 1999)
Arafat to be exhumed on Tuesday over poisoning claim
Read about this news story (in English)

Now listen in Arabic
فتح قبر ياسر عرفات الثلاثاء لأخذ عينات من رفاته

Source BBC Arabic

Plan for directing my listening/viewing activity (Please send a copy to me if you would like any support or feedback- ae2arabiclistening{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Title of selected recording :
I selected because:

Before I listen
1-Setting my goal
·         What do I hope to achieve from listening to/ viewing this recording?
How many times should I listen to/view it?
2-preparing to listen
·         What do I know about this topic?
·         What type of information can I expect to hear?
·         What words can I expect to hear? Use dictionary if necessary)
·         What difficulties can I expect?
·         What strategies should I use?
Write down your respond  here

This may help:

After I listen/View

3-Evaluating my listening
·         What have I understood?
·         Was I able to make use of my prior knowledge about the topic?
·         What difficulties did I face?
·         Were my strategies useful?
·         Write some words and phrases  you heard (in Arabic)
·         What have I learned about learning to listen from this experience?

Before I listen /View again

4-Planning to listen/view again :
·         What should I pay attention to this time?
·         What strategies can I use to improve my understanding?
·         What can I do to help myself enjoy the listening activity?

 Adapted from teaching and learning second language listening. (Vandergrift & Goh, 2012)

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