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This Think Tank looks at how our brain manages listening and offers some ideas for teaching it. The Main video looks at the process of listening in any language, while the More video looks at some useful techniques for teaching it.
After a brief introduction to the issue, The 3 Ks from our editing team give a brief explanation about how the brain processes sounds, turns them into language, and gives it meaning. Then, Heather Kretschmer alludes to the pleasure of extensive listening. Listening God Michael Rost (someone actually said this) tells us how his Peace Corps experiences helped him reach a deeper understanding of listening instruction. Yo Hamada follows by telling us why shadowing is so popular with many teachers and Marisa Ueda tells us how to equip students with visualization and logic to aid their listening.
In the PLUS section, Matt Ehlers tells us how, as an introvert, he has a different perspective on well-being than the one we proposed in our June issue.