FOR INSTRUCTORS OF VIETNAMESE
video clips are in QuickTime format. If you don't have the correct software, your computer may prompt you
to download it in order to view the video clip or
click on QuicTime link above. You can view the clip or save
it to view offline by right-clicking on the link and select "Save target as..."
site includes three video clips for beginning to intermediate levels
and several exercises for the three stages of listening. Each video
clip is accompanied by activities relating to the three phrases of
listening: pre-listening, listening, and post-listening activities.
The listening phrase is comprised of global-listening (listen for
the main idea or the gist), specific-listening (listen for detailed
information) activities, and post-listening (integrated skills) activities.
As a teacher, you can either:
assign students to view and do listening activities in this
site at home to practice listening comprehension and have them
submit the post-listening activities as homework.
introduce chosen video clip in class and start with pre-listening/viewing
activities. If your class session is only 45-50 minutes long,
you can have students do global activities next, then assign
specific-listening activities and the written post-listening
activities as homework. The next class session can be devoted
to review the
clip together, discuss any related culture notes, and do the
oral post-listening activites in pairs or in groups.
However, there are several ways for you and your students to make the most of
the listening comprehension exercises offered on this site.
1) Listen and watch first:
This is the most challenging technique. If you’d
like to get an idea how good your students' listening skills are and/or
if you feel comfortable with their listening skills, let them
listening activities as instructed to see how much they understand
by doing the
related exercises. Remember to emphasize that they do
not have to understand everything they hear in order to have general
of the scenario and
complete the exercises. They should get the keywords then guess what
have been said based on context and visual cues.
2) Read first:
For those students who don’t
feel up to the challenge of viewing and listening first, you
might choose to do just the opposite:having them read or skim the
transcript first to get an idea
of what the video clip is about, then show them the video clip
later to see how
much they are able to pick up and understand.
3) Listen and read:
This third option is best for students with very weak listening
skills. Have them open up the transcript or translation in a new window
or print out the transcript to hand out. Then start
showing the video clip so that your students can follow the script as
they listen. Doing this will help them to make the connection between
it means. It is like watching a video with subtitles in Vietnamese.
Whatever technique you choose to approach and use the video clips on
this site to teach your students, remember our goal is to improve your
students' listening comprehension. Encourage your students
keep viewing and listening and checking the transcript as many times
as it takes until they can understand the sound without looking at the
transcript. If your students can do these kinds of listening exercises
regularly, we guarantee that their listening comprehension will improve.
back because in the near future, we will upload more video clips and
listening activities on this site.