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Listening Decoding with Richard Cauldwell

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  • Natalya Rybalko
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Richard Cauldwell is an author, teacher-trainer and owner of Speech in Action which publishes listening materials for teacher education and classroom use. Richard has taught English in France, Hong Kong, Japan, and the UK, at the University of Birmingham. Since 2001 he has published award-winning materials for listening and pronunciation. He is a two-time winner of The British Council’s ELTon award. His most recent publications are Phonology for Listening: Teaching the Stream of Speech (2013) and A Syllabus for Listening: Decoding (2018), both of which were shortlisted for English Speaking Union and British Council prizes.

Day 1 Decoding and the Syllabus for Listening

09:30 — 10:00 Registration

10:00-10.15 Introduction to the course.

10:15-11.30 Session 1. Nine key ideas. This session begins with a definition of ‘decoding’. After this, I will introduce ideas which provide a framework for the whole workshop. The ideas include ‘The Blur Gap’ ‘The Decoding Gap’, ‘The Careful Speech Model’ and ‘The Greenhouse the Garden and the Jungle’.

11.30-12.00 Coffee-break

12.00 — 13.30 Session 2. Analysis of the way we currently teach listening. This session will give a strong critique of current listening methodology. We focus too much on building meaning, on guesswork, and practice, practice, practice. We ignore the nature of the sound substance (the stream of speech) itself.

13.30 — 14.30 Lunch (not included)

14:30 — 15.45 Session 3. A syllabus for teaching listening. This session will introduce ways of describing the processes by which words acquire different soundshapes. The processes include ‘Consonant Death’ and ‘The Hiss effect’ and ‘Polarisk’.

15:45 — 16.00 Coffee-break

16:00 — 17.00 Review and springboard. In this session we will derive principles for the effective teaching of listening from the previous sessions, and these principles will provide a springboard for the practical activities we will use in Day 2. Followed by Q & A.

Day 2 ‘Walk the Talk’ — Practical activities to use in the classroom

10:00-11.30 Session 1. Teaching listening without a recording. In this session we will look at techniques for teaching listening without using a recording. The techniques involve ‘Vocal Gymnastics’ and ‘The Botanic Walk’. Participants will then — in workshop mode — apply these techniques to their own classrooms.

11.30-12.00 Coffee-break

12.00 — 13.30 Session 2. Teaching listening with authentic recordings. In this session we will look at techniques for using recordings for decoding purposes. This will include finding a new role for ‘Gap-fill’ activities.

13.30 — 14.30 Lunch (not included)

14:30 — 15.45 Session 3. Activities for beginner and advanced levels

Participants to develop activities which apply these techniques to their own classrooms, at both beginner and advanced levels.

15:45 — 16.00 Coffee-break

16:00 — 17.00 Ideas for homework. Quick overview of Tubequizard’, ‘TED Corpus Search Engine’, and ‘Youglish’. Q&A session.

17.30-18.00 Photosession

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