Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)Listening Comprehension: Approach, Design, ProcedureAuthor(s): Jack C. RichardsReviewed work(s):Source: TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Jun., 1983), pp. 219-240Published by: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3586651 .Accessed: 02/12/2012 22:28Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. .Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize,preserve and extend access to TESOL Quarterly.http://www.jstor.org This content downloaded by the authorized user from 192.168.82.205 on Sun, 2 Dec 2012 22:28:24 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions
TESOL QUARTERLY, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 1983 Listening Comprehension: Approach, Design, Procedure JACK C. RICHARDS University of Hawaii at Manoa This article outlines three dimensions in the teaching of listening comprehension. In approach, it discusses the nature of spoken discourse and offers a theory of listening comprehension that takes into account the processes that listeners make use of. In design, it analyzes learners' listening needs, proposes a taxonomy of micro- skills, and establishes objectives for teaching these skills. And finally, in procedure, it presents classroom activities and exercise types that can be used to attain these objectives. Not to let a word get in the way of its sentence Nor to let a sentence get in the way of its intention, But to send your mind out to meet the...
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