This course is designed to introduce the student to advanced speaking and listening skills in
language education. It is intended to equip the student with theoretical knowledge and skills
concerning the teaching of two primary language skills.  This course discusses the nature and
principles of listening and speaking skills as well as techniques of teaching listening and
speaking skills.

Course Contents:

  • Theory and Research about speaking
    • Relationship between speaking and other language skills
    • First language v/s second and foreign language
  • Development of the speaking skills
    • Phonological skills
    • Morphological skills
    • Syntactical awareness
    • Vocabulary skills
    • Listening comprehension
    • Connected speech
    • Expressive devices
  • Communication barriers
  • Effective communication
  • Generating discussions
    • General topics
    • Specific/field related topics
  • Presentations
    • Individual, pair and group presentations
  • Speaking skill assessment
  • Theory and Research about listening
    • Relationship between listening and other language skills
    • Listening in the context of first and second language
  • Effective listening
  • Materials for teaching the listening skills and their development
    • Audio materials
    • Audio-visual materials
    • Visual materials
  • Listening skill assessment

Recommended Readings:

  1. Biber, D, Johansson, S, Leech, G: Conrad, S. & Rinegan, E. (1990). Longman Grammar ofSpoken and Written English London: Pearson.
  2. Ridgeway, T. (2000). Listening Strategies – I beg your pardon? ELT Journal, Vol. 54, No. 2.
  3. Palmer, E. (2013). Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
  4. Richard, C. J. (2008). Teaching Listening and Speaking: From Theory to Practice. CUP.
  5. Brown, D. (2011). Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices (2nd Ed.). Pearson Publications.