Listening as productive skills: reinventing classroom tasks

Dat Bao, Yongde Ye

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The article revisits the role played by listening skills in second language learning by challenging the perception of listening as a receptive skill. It argues that listening can be made productive by incorporating drama in classroom tasks to bring out more productive features of learning. To instantiate the implementation of drama, a listening activity is proposed with a framework. The article opens a new dialogue in scholarly characterisation of language skills through re-visualising what learners can perform during listening tasks as well as how this performance can stretch our conventional thinking about the nature of language practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-129
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Education and Learning
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

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