Listening in the English language, or listening comprehension, it is one of the most important components of the process of learning English. It is not only the right to express a particular idea, but understand what the interviewee says. Taking into account the different pace of speech and the pronunciation of various dialects, make it is sometimes very difficult. That is why listening in English much of the time given to the learning process.
Teaching listening in English
The difficulty of perception of foreign speech at the hearing — one of the main problems faced by students in the early stages of learning. Subsequently, this problem is solved through constant practice.
Should I listen to audio material at the initial stages of learning? Sure. But what the student can understand if his vocabulary only a few dozen words? First, listen to audio materials should be started simultaneously with the study of English. Constant listen to the radio or watching films allows you to first of all get used to the tempo of speech, as he is known, is different for everyone. So fast that it will not cause American students subsequently state of mild shock. Secondly, English intonation is much brighter colored than the Russian, and the ups and downs you must learn to distinguish between colors in the early stages of learning.
Use listening in English in the learning process greatly facilitates mastering the skills of speaking. With the increase in vocabulary increases the number of recognizable words in a foreign language.
To practice listening comprehension of English, you can use a variety of audio material. Wiser to begin with the simplest, with slower songs in English. Texts them are fairly simple, and the size of the rate of speech.
In more advanced stages of training for the perception of the English listening comprehension using audio books and movies in English. These audio materials are often provided with electronic texts. Their use is recommended only in extreme situations where the removal of confusing moments feasible without prompting text.
Listening in English improves auditory memory, promotes the assimilation of lexical structure of language and its grammatical structure.