In episode 111, Stacey interviews Gianfranco Conti about how to teach students to listen well. In this first part of a two-part series with Gianfranco, he discusses how bottom-up processing works, how typical listening activities overwhelm students, why interpersonal listening is best for students, and how teachers can use their expertise and instincts to nurture student listening. Part II of this interview can be found here.


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Show Notes

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Dr. Gianfranco Conti is a well-known teacher, speaker, teacher trainer, blogger, and book author. You can read his wonderful analyses of applied linguistics research on his blog, The Language Gym, along with his ideas for classroom application. You can also follow Gianfranco on Twitter @gianfrancocont9 or join the Facebook group he founded Global Innovative Language Teachers.


You can pick up Gianfranco’s new book co-authored with Steve Smith, Breaking the Sound Barrier: Teaching Language Learners How to Listen, on Amazon.


Check out my previous interviews with Gianfranco and his co-author, Steve Smith…

We Teach Languages Episode 58: Principles of Outstanding Language Teaching with Steve Smith

We Teach Languages Episode 17: Making Research More Accessible to Teachers with Gianfranco Conti, Part II

We Teach Languages Episode 16: Making Research More Accessible to Teachers with Gianfranco Conti, Part I




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