Developing Listening through the Use of Authentic Material

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Adriana Morales
Ana Milena Beltrán

Abstract

This research study explored listening through the use of authentic materials at a technological institution in Bogotá. It mainly looked for the causes why students of the International Business program had a low listening comprehension level and which were the most suitable authentic material and criteria selection to be adopted and applied for this purpose. This action research study indicated learners did not understand any spoken language accurately. A progressive use of different materials, based on six Morley’s principles about teaching listening comprehension and Dumitrescu’s theories, provided students with tools to communicate more effectively. Students’ needs and teachers’ uncertainties about the selection and implementation of this kind of material are the path to reach a higher listening proficiency in this kind of population.

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Morales, A., & Beltrán, A. M. (2006). Developing Listening through the Use of Authentic Material. HOW Journal, 13(1), 101-124. Retrieved from https://howjournalcolombia.org/index.php/how/article/view/110
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Author Biographies

Adriana Morales, Saint Mathew School

Adriana Morales holds a B.A. in Spanish and languages from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and a Postgraduate degree in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of English. She was a presenter in ASOCOPI’s national conferences in 2005, “Developing Listening by the Use of Authentic Material”, and in 2006, “Developing Listening by the Use of Videos”. She was also a presenter in the 1st INEM Santiago Pérez Symposium, “Sharing Classroom Strategies” in April, 2006: “Developing Listening by the Use of Videos”. She has experience teaching all ages and currently works at Saint Matthew School.

Ana Milena Beltrán, Corporación Universitaria UNITEC, Bogotá

Ana Milena Beltránholds a B.A. in Spanish and languages from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and a Postgraduate degree in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of English. She was a presenter in ASOCOPI’s national conferences in 2005, “Developing Listening by the Use of Authentic Material”, and in 2006, “Developing Listening by the Use of Videos”. She was also a presenter in the 1st INEM Santiago Pérez Symposium, “Sharing Classroom Strategies”, in April, 2006: “Developing Listening by the Use of Videos”. She has experience teaching all ages and has taught French to foreign students in Switzerland. She has worked as Bilingualism Director at different institutions and currently works as English Coordinator and teacher at Corporación Universitaria UNITEC.

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