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Tuesday, November 26 2013
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PRESENTER: Dr. Nellie DeutschPRE-CLASS TASK INCLUDED BELOW the class description.Please respond in a comment on this page and comment on your colleagues' responses.Active listening is allowing someone else to talk unconditionally. That means suspending any judgement or self-talk while they speak. Active listening is a key to effective communication in our personal and professional arenas. However, did you know that active listening can improve your well-being? There are many benefits to active listening. The participants will learn about and practice active listening. PRE-CLASS TASK: Please post your answers HERE on this class page in the comments section below.(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? (2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples.
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evaluation is not important, listening is more important
Technical problems happen, but I really learned at my age....THE IMPORTANCE OF TTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellen and clear comments for us to use with our sts and IN REAL LIFE!
a great experience!
After listening Dr. Nellie´s exposition I have changed my opinion about an "active listener". thanks a lot for your contribution in the study of the learning of English language.
It is an amazing session.I have noticed many new things to make my students break down the routine,by practising sports inside the classroom.Also, it is a great opportunity to lesson to native speakers and how do they present their lessons.Finally, I think it is a good experience and I would like our teachers offer an opportunity to share our ideas at the end of lesson.Thank you dear teachers.See you soon.
As I wrote this morning regarding Paul's lesson, the course viewed both as an entirety as well as individual lessons is very enlightening and rewarding. Sylvia - so much thanks to you for connecting at linkedup! Otherwise I would have never found out about all of this... A magnificent illlustration of how one positive thing can lead to another! Keep up the good work guys ;-)
Francisco Perez Espino
1.. i think from talking we can express a lot of things! it's the most common way to communicate with others and share feelings, experiences, wishes, opinions. etc. and from listening we can learn a lot of things! some of them very useful.2. i think it's physical. you can see the person's attitude and gestures like eyes, face, smile, etc. 3. i pr… See moreefer to listen because you get to know a lot! and for the way i am i prefer to listen
73 days 6 hours 43 minutes ago
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1. i think from talking we can express a lot of things! it's the most common way to communicate with others and share feelings, experiences, wishes, opinions. etc. and from listening we can learn a lot of things! some of them very useful.2. i think it's physical. you can see the person's attitude and gestures like eyes, face, smile, etc.
73 days 6 hours 48 minutes ago
(1 )From talking we can express ourselves,our ideas,our opinions. We can reflect to others how we think.On the other hand from listening we can help others,make others feel relax,think effectively,have a good time to decide what to do.(2 )1-nobbing2-eye contact.3-agree,disagree.4-smiling.5-gesturing.6-following my speech… See more.7-giving ideas,opinions
90 days 9 hours 47 minutes ago
1) Talking, I can improve my fluency and have a better idea of the areas of the language I'm weaker on (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation ...) and need to work on more. Listening, I can learn new words used in context, gather lots of examples of language strings and learn how words are pronounced differently by various speakers2) I know that some… See moreone is listening to me when they give me some kind of feedback (vocal or using body language)
91 days 16 hours 56 minutes ago
Rosalva Salcido De Robles
(1) From talking I gain practice in pronunciation, the opportunity to be corrected, and to realize bymyself if there is something wrong. From listening you gain new vocabulary, and different rhythms. (2)If the other person pays attention and comments when needed. If they just listen and don´t speak you get the impression they don´t care.
95 days 4 hours 24 minutes ago
Tânitha Gleria de Medeiros
1. From Talking I take the feedback of my tone of voice, pronunciation, intonation, in other others, if I am really giving the message I want to. From Listening: it will help me develop my language intuition and putting lots of correct sentences in my head. Then, I can imitate and produce similar sentences to express the meaning I want.… See more>2. Body language: eye contact, gestures with the head, ask questions, give similar examples to the topic, agrees or disagrees, smile.
101 days 14 hours 17 minutes ago
(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? I gain that answers to questions , show the knowledge, views , thoughts ,ideas and opinion for the speaker .(2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples.I know if he /she… See more shares me ideas and opinion , looks and listens to me carefully ,asks me questions and answer my question.
101 days 18 hours 59 minutes ago
Reposted!Active listening is allowing someone else to talk unconditionally. That means suspending any judgement or self-talk while they speak. Active listening is a key to effective communication in our personal and professional arenas. However, did you know that active listening can improve your well-being? There are many benefits to active listening.… See more The participants will learn about and practice active listening. PRE-CLASS TASK: Please post your answers HERE on this class page in the comments section below.(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? (2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. THIS CLSS HAPPENED ONCE ONLY. IT WAS NOVERMBER 26, 2013 AND THE PRE-TASK HAS BEEN ALTERED A BIT.PRE-CLASS TASK: Active Listening Practice1. How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. 2. What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening?3. Do you prefer to listen or talk? Explain your choice.1. How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. The person asks me questions about what I am saying.The person responds to my questions.(if I can see the person) The person may have eye contact with me.(if I can see the person) The person may show facial expressions or other body movements indicative of interest.The person might take notes regarding what I am saying, what questions or comments they have, etc.2. What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening?As a teacher, I gain answers to questions by asking questions. I elicit by questioning. I can answer questions through speech as well.As a teacher, I gain answers to questions through listening. I can assess areas of strength and weakness by listening. I often gain the intended message conveyed by the speaker through listening.3. Do you prefer to listen or talk? Explain your choice. As a teacher I prefer to listen at length and speak briefly. When I speak I prefer that it be questioning or answering questions (orally and/or in writing). As a teacher and as a student I “talk” when I have information that I feel is useful to my audience.
102 days 13 hours 2 minutes ago
a. I think I gain from listening is to get thoughts, ideas and even felling and emotions, at the same time I gain from talking is to share my thoughts, ideas and felling exchange listening and talking is the best way to communicate with other people.
103 days 12 hours 59 minutes ago
Listening gives us knowledge of new words and ideas while as talking makes us confident of any language.When someone is showing expressions like nodding head in positive and negative points in a way that is confirming the speech.
103 days 17 hours 6 minutes ago
1) From talking you show your knowledge, or your view on any topic. On the other hand, when you listen to somebody else you learn from your interlocutor, new ideas, new words, other vision of the world.2) I know when sombody is listening to me because of body language, the eyes show emotions, attention, concentration, agreement and of course disagreeme… See morent!I try to balance my class, I do not interrupt students when they talk I let them make mistakes, I write them down on a sheet of paper and then I copy the mistakes on the whiteboard for peer correction. We concentrate on grammar, spelling, pronunciation, not ideas of course, they are personal and it is a must to respect them!Kind regards, Laura. Laura.
103 days 17 hours 59 minutes ago
1. When you are talking you communicate your ideas and feelings to another person. You express yourself and present yourself. This way you can find a company, people who would share your views, do something for you, feel happy because of what you have said etc., depending on what the purpose of your utterance is. When you are listening you get informed, inv… See moreolved, comforted ........2. They look at me, ask for clarification, nod or shake their head, sometimes repeat after me or say the same together with me, their mimics change according to their attitude to what I am saying, they shrug their shoulders, move closer to me etc.
103 days 21 hours 51 minutes ago
Some great points here Da - eye contact, turn taking ... Thank you!
104 days 2 hours 24 minutes ago
1. I know when someone is listening to me when,the person is looking straight to my eyes, sometimes nodding, or doing turns. Also his/her body language would show her interest. 2. First of all, I get self-confidence because I am getting involved in the topic and ideas come to my mind to express my points of view fluently; besides I learn from ot… See morehers, and this is very important for improving myself. From listening I learn intonation, stress in words, gestures, new words, voice pitch, and overall, my ear gets used to different pronunciations.3. Well, it depends on what your interests are. In a conference I prefer to listen, and when there is a conversation and the topic is interesting, I like to participate. It depends on the turns in a conversation.
104 days 3 hours 19 minutes ago
Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning
I'm so glad, Nives. Thank you.
104 days 7 hours 10 minutes ago
Bravo Dr Nellie, I loved the class ... and the silent pause too! Great Jason living it up in Philly with Vicki Hollet... Happy Thanksgiving, do write and tell us what she cooked for you all...
104 days 9 hours 30 minutes ago
Elida Saldivar Silva
1.- talking: you gain that the other person who is listener, gets to know your opinion, ideas, etc whatever you want him to know. listening: you learn what he wants you to know2.- when he asks you questions relating to what you just said. He may be distracted and ask you vague questions or comments out of this world.
104 days 9 hours 34 minutes ago
1) I think that when you speak you have somebody else to correct you, and you can learn from them. Now, when you listen to somebody you can lear from their pronunciation, phrases, etc.2) I know that somebody is listening to what I'm saying when there is eye contact, when the nod with their head, if they give comments, whn they ask for feedback, et… See morec.
104 days 9 hours 50 minutes ago
(1)Listening we have the opportunity to learn and talking we gain experience by practicing the language.(2)I know that someone is listening to what I am saying by eye contact, body gestures and also the feedback they are expected to give, e.g. fill in exercises, yes or no questions.etc.
104 days 10 hours 23 minutes ago
When I talk, I have the opportunity to get others to agree with me, to view the world through my eyes, or I have the opportunity to share with others my experience or knowledge.When I listen, I learn a lot. With my students, I learn how they are learning, I learn other points of view (I also learn patience!!!)Someone is listening to… See more me when they look me in the eye, when they show with their head or body they agree or disagree, sometimes, when they finish what I'm saying for me or with me, or when they give me immediate feedback.
104 days 10 hours 32 minutes ago
Always loved the saying "We have 2 ears and 1 mouth - let's use them in the same way"! ;-)T..
104 days 10 hours 56 minutes ago
María Magdalena Ibáñez Méndez
1. i In a face to face interaction it is established a process of communication in which the speaker produces a discourse and the listener interpret it and by means of gestures, expressions and the thematic content correspondence is accomplished this process. For example, when a teacher is talking to his class he notices his students are listening to him be… See morecause the questions he asks as well as by observing their gestures and expressions.2. Talking and listening are two different activities, talking is productive and listening is passive.3. I prefer talking because I have the opportunity to express myideas ad feelings, however in a listening activity it is difficilt to grasp all the peculiarities of the spoken language, especially reduced speech.
104 days 11 hours 10 minutes ago
The classroom is the student space and we , as teachers , have to pay attention to this and to our TTT ( Teacher Talking Time). We have to encourage our learners to be active participants in class and do their best to use the acquired language in given contexts and situations. Teaching is no longer about grammar rules but rather about communication. Talking… See more enables our learners to use the language to transmit and convey ideas ,hence feeling comfortable while using the language. While talking , they will be able to improve their speaking skills and express themselves easily. classroom chats and conversations are no longer considered as disruptive activities .On the contrary they are so involving and engaging. listening is a skill that underpins all positive human relationships. We need to spend some time thinking about and developing our listening skills as they are the building blocks of success. Being a good listener is a life goal . It is not surprising that good listening skills can lead to self-esteem and confidence , tolerance and open-mindedness and having special skills as leadership, creativity and innovation. In a word , to be a good SPEAKER , you have to be a good LISTENER ! the speaking and listening skills are interrelated !2- I can get it when someone is looking at me attentively ! (even though, they might not be focused ,too ) - the eye contact is important ,too .- the facial expressions and the body language as a whole.When someone starts learning forward is a sign that they are listening to me.-Paraphrasing is a way to get whether they are listening or not - their reaction to your words . -
104 days 11 hours 20 minutes ago
DalelI agree with your conclusion that to be a good speaker one must be a good listener. I am offended when someone thinks they are a good speaker and have not prepared themselves to speak. Very, very few people can "cuff" it - even teachers. It may have to do with people being uncomfortable with silence. Ss listen to teachers more closely then we … See moreimagine so then it is important that we think before we speak and that when we speak, it is meaningful in the context of the learning environment.
104 days 11 hours ago
You are totally right dear.
104 days 10 hours 57 minutes ago
1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? Talking is a verbal transmission of thoughts and ideas to others. It's a communicative means to exchange words and sentences in a socially/linguistically conventional way. What we gain is an establishment of a "liaison" or a channel between us and the interlocutor through whic… See moreh we get our message across. (2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. I usually know this through the body language of the person when am talking to him/her. It's also the facial expression that shows attention and the verbal confirmation the person produces to show that what i said was heard. Confirmation can be in the form of mere sound and nodding of the head or through words like " sure, yes, I understand , i see, really ? ..."Also, the other person's response tells much about whether the person was really listening or just hearing. Sometimes, i discover that someone makes an off-topic comment ( not related to what I was talking about ) or interrupts me in the middle of thoughts, just to talk. In this case, the person wasn't listening , but just waiting for his/her turn to talk.
104 days 11 hours 56 minutes ago
Listening is a process of decoding the message we listened to in an attempt to understand the situation and be able to respond if needed.
104 days 11 hours 54 minutes ago
(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? Talking allows you to articulate your ideas and to be heard. Talking allows for me to process and reflect.Listening allows you to really hear a person and understand their perspective and point of view. Listening allows you to step back from the conversation and reall… See morey contemplate what the other person is relating to you.2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. I know someone is listening to me when we are making eye contact, by their responses or lack thereof, and by their body language.
104 days 12 hours 19 minutes ago
Good morning, I posted first time around and do not see my comments here - sorry if this is a duplication -1. How do we know when someone is really listening to us?Listener will nod head, make eye contact and interject agreement such as : yes, I agree; okay; then what; or a specific question about what is being said2. What do you … See moregain from talking? A speaker can express their thoughts, ideas and actually organize these as they speak, formulating opinions, thoughts, etc. Talking communicates needs and wants. Talking expresses emotions – love, fear, anxiety, etc.What do you gain from listening? Hearing what other think; follow the opinion of others; evaluate one’s own thoughts and opinions. Listening gives one insight to another person’s mental and physical well-being. Listening tells one what another person needs. Listening helps us grow by learning from others.3. Preference for listening and talking depends on the circumstances. In some situations, I like to listen. This is sometimes when I am unsure of myself or if I am the learner. I like to talk if I have something to share or to teach.
104 days 12 hours 27 minutes ago
Important topic!!(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? Answer: Talking provides a way to express our ideas and feelings, and talking is also a wonderful form of releasing bottled up thoughts and emotions. Listening gives us the gift of receiving and of trust. It's a connection between us and the speaker. When … See moresomeone talks to us, it's often because they trust us enough to hear what they are saying and to make the best use of this information. Listening also puts us in a positon to help another person release their feelings in a safe way. (2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. Answer: When someone is really listening, I can feel it, even over the phone. Listening is evident when the one(s) I'm talking to does not interrupt, if their eyes are focused on me and what I'm talking of, not allowing themselves to be distracted by outside influences or their own thoughts, and, especially, listening is shown by how they respond or don't respond. In reference to intimate or personal conversation, sometimes, when a person listens with insight, they can see that the best response is simple active listening without response and possible touching. When speaking to a crowd, or class, listening is also evident by action, motivation, active thinking, writing, and questions.
104 days 12 hours 31 minutes ago
1- Speaking is a way of communication;we can express our ideas and needs.It is a way of interaction.2- When someone reacts with my speech;when there is a feedback.Speaking-----schemata(language)-------listener(interpretation).
104 days 13 hours 46 minutes ago
PRE-CLASS TASK:1. In language learning, listening is theory and talking is practice. A good listener makes a good speaker. From listening you gain knowledge and from talking you practice that knowledge.2. You may know when someone is really listening to you when he/she frequently makes approval gestures, looks directly in your eyes and w… See morehen he/she is able to answer spontaneous simple questions like: CAN YOU SEE? ISN'T IT? HAVE YOU EVER...? etc.
104 days 13 hours 49 minutes ago
(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? From talking I am able to communicate my points of view to other people through the gramar structures ways From listening I keep on my mind what people want to know. (2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. … See moreYou may provide examples. When someone is really listening to me they:*look at my eyes*give me verbal clues yes/No*give me physical clues
104 days 14 hours 14 minutes ago
1. How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examplesWhen no matter what I say, that somebody can get the best out of it for both of usI feel listened when somebody gets my feelings even my intention beyond my words .When someone is for me and I am for him or … See moreher instead of mirroring or evaluatingIt’s almost a communion =common union 2. What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? Once I heard that it is better to be the owner of what you don’t say than to be a slave of what you sayListening is my way to know each person, what people say is what their soul has. It is the way I serve people best3. Do you prefer to listen or talk? Explain your choiceI choose listening, I don’t always get it, and to listen is a matter of intentional practiceWhy?, because I believe that real power is in listening not in speaking or convincing. And it is extraordinary when I get to give my ears to my students as a gift.If I take all this to my teaching arena and going beyond the metaphysical thinking, I shared in the pre-task for Drew Badger that students don’t become speakers because the Time to speak is never scheduled in class and therefore they have little opportunity to speak. So my differential point as a teacher is 1. Students practice speaking (and listening) everyday with me in class, there is always one or two students that develop faster and these become fluent first and they may continue using and practicing more complicated expressions and structures until everyone in the group begins producing individually (Grammar is included as a context, but not as the goal), All the material we cover serves as a pretexts for students to produce orally.I am a listener and also who generates all that is necessary in the space for students to get their objective, to speak.
104 days 14 hours 25 minutes ago
Hi Guadalupe. I like your responses and the way you speak of connection...and seeing into the soul through talking and listening. Thanks for the comment about Drew's class and what you do with your students. I missed it but it's motivation to go back and catch the recording. ~Sharon
104 days 12 hours 15 minutes ago
we know when someone is listening or not through their gestures, bodylanguage, and the response you get when you ask questions.sometimes we know that though you are talking to a person looking at you yet they are noy listening.
104 days 15 hours 25 minutes ago
Both talking and listening is an integral part of learning,how could we learn without listening and how could we impart our knowledge with out talking.Both are interrelated.Talking boost our confidence and self esteem and listening you gain knowledge, informations etc.
104 days 15 hours 31 minutes ago
Hi jase,Why havent i not been able to connect you for the classes, I missed many live classes, everytime i log in ,the window says the password is incorrect and ask me to write the letters in the box,Its frustrating.
104 days 15 hours 57 minutes ago
Hi, Manju! Being here on this page means your are IN and nothing wrong with the password. What you need to do is to click on "Launch Class" up this page to inter the live class on time. If you missed any live classes you can always watch the recordings uploaded in "courseware". Glad to see you here among us!
104 days 13 hours 45 minutes ago
That is what studies say Dr.Nellie. It is not me!!
104 days 16 hours 27 minutes ago
Answers:We ought to be good listeners first. A good listener builds up a positive rapport with the speaker. His interest in the speaker is conveyed through the listening gesture. A good listener gets knowledge from many corners and turns out to be knowledgeable person, invariably. Then when he speak, his speeches become content rich. Ot… See morehers will be interested to listen when he speaks. Listeners will be benefited more because of the content rich nature of his speech. To build up knowledge we have to be good listeners first and must try constantly to improve the quality of our speech.
104 days 16 hours 34 minutes ago
Right you are Babu. Listening is the key to effective communication.
104 days 14 hours 20 minutes ago
Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Ahmed, I wonder if you listen more than we speak. What do others think about that?
104 days 16 hours 38 minutes ago
Isela: Love the idea of listening as an extension of yourself and a way to spread your wings. Maybe, learning to listen and speak less could bring on world peace. :)
104 days 16 hours 39 minutes ago
You've raised some great points about cultural differences. I like the idea of applying your knowledge of grammar when you speak. Speaking is a way to put your knowledge out there. It's not only about knowing, but about how you use your knowledge that is engaging. So communicating it is a sign of active learning. :)
104 days 16 hours 42 minutes ago
I have already written my tips for being a good = active listener, in earlier comments.Here is more about active listening skills.We should remember that listening takes practice. Listening as an active participation in communication includes:conscious hearing, understanding, determining the meaning of a massage.While we are listeni… See moreng, we should think about what we are hearing. Moreover, we ought to conclude, decide, deduce the meaning, and finally give feedback to the speaker.
104 days 12 hours 36 minutes ago
Some classes are at inconvenient times and so cannot be attended to. We may go for the recordings of these classes. Anyway, it's something really good and useful to the English teachers over the world.
104 days 16 hours 45 minutes ago
1.-A benefit from talking is that you put all your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary into practice, you gain confidence, selfsteem because you overcome your fears of speaking a new language, yor see your weakness and strenghts no matter how good at grammar or writing you are.2.- VISUAL CONTACT in so many countries it is considered as indicatio… See moren of interest in the person being adressed. And when you speak it is also considered as evidence of conviction.
104 days 16 hours 54 minutes ago
Hi Carol,The art of listening is a very important part of effective communication. Yes, I believe that practicing speaking and listening can help to master conversational skills.I wouldn’t emphasize the use of grammar structures in conversation. I introduce a new language by listening and all lessons consist of speaking and listening only. I … See moreteach grammar simply through situations with no reference to grammar rules at all. Thinking in a foreign language from an early stage helps students gain a level of fluency making very few errors in communication.
104 days 13 hours 18 minutes ago
1. When I listen, I can understand others point of view. I can expand my horizons. When I talk is good, because I can express what I am feeling, ideas and opinions. Unfortunately, we talk more than we listen. Therefore, we have a lot of communications problems.2. I know when someone is listen to me because,1. Look at my eyes2. Le… See moreave his phone alone. I do not like when I in a conversation and people have their cell phone place at the table. Looking constantly what messages they received in every single minutes of their life.3. Paraphrase.4. There are people that no even allow you to say the first sentence and they already have an opinion about what you are going to say.
104 days 17 hours 3 minutes ago
"We listen twice as much as we speak, four times more than we read, five times more than we write"Carol Haddaway and Teresa Valais lectures (2011) There are interactional and transactional purposes for listening. Interactional purposes such as listening for enjoyment, pleasure and sociability. Transactional purposes such as listening to convey factual infor… See moremation, following instructions, complete a task discussion etc. The reactions of the listener are the best signs of the degree of listening.
104 days 17 hours 39 minutes ago
Hi Ahmed,I like your point of view about interactional and transactional purposes for listening.Greetings,Halina
104 days 14 hours 15 minutes ago
Yes Ahmed. Either it's speaking or listening, we need to get something done. explore ideas, solve a problem, etc.According to "Jack Richard", there're 3 types of talk: 1. Talk as interaction. 2. Talk as transaction
104 days 14 hours 1 minutes ago
1) Through talking you gain confidence when you see that you are making yourself understood, you can express your ideas clearly. You practice the language and you negotiate meaning, so you develop speaking strategies. Talking and listening are usually interconnected, unless one gives or attends a speech. By listening carefully you can pick up new language, … See moreyou check whether your interlocutor has understood you, you learn new pieces of information, store longuistic examples for future reference.2) I know when someone is listening to me if they are responding to what I'm saying, also by their facial expressions, body posture, supralinguistic features, etc.
104 days 17 hours 46 minutes ago
1. What we gain from speaking is the opportunity to be able to express our ideas, and feelings without fear. What we gain from reall listening is the opportunity to see other's points of view, ideas enriching our own.2. I know when someone is actively using, by beeing questioned, meaning he/she is interested in my clarifying something. The eye … See morecontact also indicates whether or not a person is really paying attention to what I'm saying, the gestures, and the feedback the listenener provides.
104 days 19 hours 24 minutes ago
Here's my response again,1. Body langauge, eye contact, nodding with head or shoulders, leaning forward, pointing with fingers are all things that show someone is listening. For example, my students nod with their heads to show their agreement to what other classmates are saying. 2. Listening is a necessity for understanding others and commu… See morenicating successfully with them. Talking helps us express ourselves and get what we need.3. It's hard to choose because both of them are required to fulfill something. For example, active listening is a skill a mentee wants in his/her mentor. Talking is required for a public speech.
104 days 19 hours 26 minutes ago
I agree with you dear Safa that body language is a means for realizing that the others are listening to you. Thank you very much
104 days 17 hours 49 minutes ago
Share the link with your colleagues, friends, strangers: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1509917-active-listening-practice
104 days 19 hours 41 minutes ago
Talking and listening is the key to communication at all levels. Respect and showing inerest to others by allowing them to express themselves is a sign of tolerence and this brings about good communication among peers. As you listen you gain better knowledge of the other person point of view and as such you can make a better decision in a given matter. List… See moreening is vital as it helps to understand and to be understood showing appreciation and love for others. Body language of the others as well as yours indicate a lot. Gestures, nodding and shaking the head, looking at you, making audible sounds such as ah, aha, etc. tiny words such as good, nice, that´s nice, etc all indicate the intention of the listener.
104 days 21 hours 10 minutes ago
1. Talk and listening are important tools of communication. When people communicate properly they have many opportunities to learn about each other’s world, about a culture, traditions, ways of thinking, ways of expressing thoughts in other languages, etc. Listening may benefit people involved in a conversation on both sides. It is always pleasant t… See moreo see that someone is interested in what you are saying. And it is always interesting to learn new things from the people who talk to you. Besides, I found expressing thoughts in my mother tong language is different from the ways native speakers use in English. It took me some time to understand the difference and apply it in my conversation. Talking to native speakers was very helpful. 2. I know if a person/people listen to me by their body language, eye contacst, and response to my questions. If I talk to people/students, I also may ask questions related to my explanation. By their answers I can figure out if my students listen to me.
104 days 22 hours 26 minutes ago
From talking, you can share points of view among others, build your vocabulary and apply it, learn a new culture, subject that even you don't know, you can discuss a topic, etc.From listening you appreciate different points of view, accents, pronunciation, even you focus on something specific or general, etc.How do I know if someone is really list… See moreening to me? Well, the way he or she answers, by looking at his/her facial or physical expressions, for example, with my students I know if they really understood me at the moment of evaluating or performing an activity, etc.
105 days 31 minutes ago
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2- We are able to see if the interlocutor is listening to us, i.e. paying attention to-which is not the same as hearing-, if he/she follows the instructions given (e.g. interacts, does his/her task, joins in a whole class activity such as singing, etc.)Of course a student might be listening, and might be interested in what is being said, but he/she has… See more not enough self confidence to do/perform/participate/answer....
105 days 55 minutes ago
When talking, we are communicating-prov ided there is a sender-message-receiver element-. Besides, when talking in a class, we teachers provide INPUT, which is essential when learning a lan guage! It also helps interacting with students and at the same time we are giving the opportunity for the student to get all the necessary parts of the whole four skills… See more, such as structures, vocabulary, sounds and entonation...As for listening, we gain knowledge of the things we want to acquire when learning, we have the chance of getting the INPUT mentioned above and we are the "other end" in the communication process. When teaching, we also obtain information of the student's production .
105 days 1 hours 13 minutes ago
1. What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? 1.1. What I gain from talking: Passing information, educating and entertaining my listener. Expressing my opinion. Giving instruction. Guiding, leading, advising, counseling, prompting my listener to think and talk too. 1.2. What I gain from listening: I am wiser. I learn m… See moreore. I gather information. I am informed, educated and entertained. It helps me in making better decision and judgment. It guides me in teaching, advising, counseling, instructing, motivating, and communicating effectively and efficiently.2. How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. He is attentive. He gives all his attention. We look at ourselves eye to eye. He does not interrupt me. He gesticulates with his hand, head nodding, mouth opening, verbal expression (hunhun, wow, ha, yes in agreement, no in disagreement),
105 days 6 hours 21 minutes ago
I couldn't agree more Adejare. Thanks a lot for sharing your examples.
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PRE-CLASS TASK: Please post your answers HERE on this class page in the comments section below.(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? From talking I am able to communicate my own understanding of what either I learned and/or understand through my summary with my own words. From listening I usually learn info or even… See more affirm my own knowledge. (2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. When someone is really listening to me they:*give me eye contact*give me verbal clues of understanding/agreement by saying "yes, oh, etc"*give me physical clues they are following me by shaking or nodding head
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(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening? The key to active communication and understanding between people sarts by listening. it's a skill and an art and helps interaction between people even in times of disagreement. When we listen attentively we show interest and concern about what the speaker says and consequently respe… See morect to whatever he will covey. Speaking is also crucial in conveying our interests and feelings. It's also important because it helps convince others of a different viewpoint and leads to compromise rather than rupture between the people interacting. We need both talking and listening to understand each other mutually and avoid misunderstandings between friends, collegues, civilisations, religions... We need communication even to resolve daily family problems.(2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples. It's easy to realise whether one is really attentive or not from Eye-to-eye contact, nodding to show agreement and even interrupting sometimes. We can feel someone is listening or not even during a phone conversation. A "yes" or just a sound may be enough to continue the conversation and silence may lead to the end of the call. it's inhebiting to know or even to feel that the person you are talking to is not interested in what you say.
105 days 7 hours 50 minutes ago
angela folahan egele
I gain knowledge from listening. I also feel happy when people listen to me
105 days 8 hours 46 minutes ago
I know someone is listening to me when they look at my eyes while am speaking
105 days 8 hours 48 minutes ago
Yes. thanks so much Mr. Jason
105 days 9 hours 42 minutes ago
Jason R. Levine
NOTE: This is the RESCHEDULED class. If you responded to the Pre-Task on the other class page, you do NOT need to respond here (unless you would like to!)
105 days 9 hours 54 minutes ago
I did respond but don't know where to find it?
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