Teaching Efl Learners Shadowing for Listening : Developing Learners' Bottom-Up Skills
(Routledge Research in Language Education)
188 p. illustrations ; 24 cm.
Shadowing is often misunderstood and resultant in appropriate use renders it ineffective. This book debunks the myths about Shadowing and cements it as a separate technique by providing theoretical and practical instructions on its use.
Shadowing, an active and highly cognitive technique for EFL listening skill development, in which learners track heard speech and vocalize it simultaneously, is gradually becoming recognized. However, there remain a lot of mysteries and misunderstandings about it. This book uncovers shadowing in terms of theory and practice. This book cements shadowing as a separate technique from other similar techniques such as Elicited Imitation, Mirroring, and simple repetition, and provides ample empirical data to explain the function of Shadowing. It also elaborates on how Shadowing should be used in terms of materials, procedure, and learners' psychology, which would aid in instructors' use of Shadowing in teaching. A guide on a method effective in improving learners' bottom-up listening skills, this book will certainly prove useful to English Language learners and instructors in their linguistic pursuits.
Table of Contents
1. History and Theoretical Background of Shadowing 2. Empirical Studies on the Effectiveness of Shadowing on Listening Skills 3. Materials and Time-Effective Approach to Conduct Shadowing 4. Understanding Learners' Psychological Aspects in Shadowing Training 5. Potential Use of Shadowing in EFL Curriculum 6. Further Possibility of Research in Shadowing