Last week, I held a webinar to help understand what students like you need to clean out your ears and speed up your brain so you can hear every word in a foreign language with precision.
Because of your input, I now have greater clarity on how to design my new listening comprehension course. A big thanks to everyone who participated.
In the webinar, we covered a wide range of topics, so really take your time if you want to get the most out of it.
During the first half, I lecture on various topics such as:
- Listening Comprehension: The Most Common Solutions
- How I Taught Myself to Understand Fast & Blurry Speech
- Why Hearing is the Foundation of Language-Learning
- The Double-Edged Sword of Transcription Practice
During the second half, we held an open discussion which touched on topics such as:
- The Psychology of Having a Good or Bad Accent
- Word Search vs. Melodic Syllables
- How to Perceive Word Boundaries
- Conversation Exchange: A Highly Underrated Tool
- The Memory Triad: Sounds, Context & Emotion
Finally, here is a list of student recommendations we covered to help train your ears for listening comprehension and syllabic perception:
- Easy Languages Youtube Channel
- Face to Face Conversation Exchange
- Pronunciation Self-Analysis (Flow-verlapping)
- Tune Transcriber Web App
- Video Speed Controller Chrome Extension
- Pimsleur Method
- Michel Thomas Method
Thanks again for your interest and participation. Over the next few months I’ll be synthesizing these ideas together to create a more fully formed course, so stay tuned.
What are some good listening comprehension resources that have helped you in the past? Let us know in the comments below.