Academic Listening Strategies

A Guide to University Lectures

by Salehzadeh

ISBN: 978-0-472-12631-6 | Copyright 2020

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The 2nd Edition of this EAP listening textbook and embedded videos has been thoroughly revised to address today’s university environment. This new set of materials:
  • more overtly emphasizes and practices strategies for listening to lectures
  • features 6 brand-new authentic university lectures around which tasks are designed
  • draws attention to key lecture elements students often miss
  • builds awareness of PowerPoint slide content and adaptive strategies for listeners
  • highlights what lecturers do to facilitate comprehension, including interactive pieces to most of the new lectures
  • features three non-native English speakers as lecturers
  • facilitates a flipped classroom and online teaching
The new lectures are on the topics of engineering, nuclear energy, cultural values, genre and writing, and economics. The first three lectures are presented in two parts, each of about 30 minutes, but the final three range from 40 to 60 minutes.Overall, more than 7 hours of video content is provided. 

The online platform that hosts this product allows students to bookmark pages, highlight the text, and make annotations. 


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Academic Listening Strategies (pg. i)
Unit_01_Salehzadeh (pg. 1)
Listening to Lectures in English (pg. 2)
Listening in a New Context (pg. 8)
Getting Ready to Listen to a Lecture (pg. 9)
Lecture 1, Part 1: The Creative Process in Science and Engineering (pg. 11)
Is Multi-Tasking Possible? (pg. 12)
Listening for Organizational Clues from the Speaker (Discourse Markers) (pg. 13)
Lecture 1, Part 2: The Creative Process in Science and Engineering (pg. 18)
More Strategies (pg. 20)
Unit_02_Salehzadeh (pg. 24)
Lecture Purposes and Organizational Patterns (pg. 25)
Lecture 2, Part 1: Clean Energy for Tomorrow (pg. 34)
Recognizing Definitions in Lectures (pg. 35)
More about Repetition (pg. 37)
Noticing Critique by the Speaker (pg. 38)
Lecture 2, Part 2: Clean Energy for Tomorrow (pg. 39)
Unit_03_Salehzadeh (pg. 42)
Understanding Abstract Lecture Content (pg. 43)
Lecture 3, Part 1: Hofstede’s Value Dimensions (pg. 45)
Recognizing Emphasis (pg. 47)
Lecture 3, Part 2: Hofstede’s Value Dimensions (pg. 51)
Contrastive Language and Voice Cues (pg. 51)
Demonstrating an Understanding of Abstract Concepts (pg. 53)
Lecture 3, The Q & A at the End of Class (pg. 55)
Lecture 3, The Q & A at the End of Class:Hofstedeʼs Value Dimensions (pg. 56)
Unit_04_Salehzadeh (pg. 58)
Preparing for Rich and Rapid Content (pg. 59)
Lecture 4: Writing and Genre (pg. 61)
Review Definitions (pg. 62)
Study Claims and Evidence (pg. 62)
Evaluate the Strength of Claims (pg. 66)
Make a Chart to Consolidate Lecture Material (pg. 72)
Write a Summary (pg. 74)
Anticipate Application Questions (pg. 74)
Listening in Seminar-Style Classes (pg. 76)
Unit_05_Salehzadeh (pg. 78)
The Educational Purposes of Interactive Lectures (pg. 79)
Types of Questions in Interactive Lectures (pg. 82)
Signposting in Interactive Lectures (pg. 86)
Lecture 5: The Ten Principles of Economics, Part 1 (pg. 87)
Revisiting Abstract Terms and Concepts (pg. 88)
Revisiting Definitions (pg. 89)
Lecture 6: The Ten Principles of Economics, Part 2 (pg. 94)
Review of Lecture Features (pg. 96)
Appendix (pg. 99)
Different Contexts, Different Levels of Formality (pg. 100)
Topic-Comment Organizational Pattern (pg. 111)
More Practice with Informal Speech (pg. 116)
References (pg. 119)
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