Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Listening Skills ELT 011 9 6 + 0 6 7
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Öğr.Gör. AYDIN ÇELENK
Course Lecturers Öğr.Gör. AYDIN ÇELENK,
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Merve Savaşçı

Res. Assist. Merve Yıldız

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Students who are taking this course will be able to obtain academic information mostly by listening, to guess the meaning of words based on various structures used in the sentence, to solve the differential effect of the stress and intonation, and the words and phrases used in conversation on the meaning, to take notes from a conversation they listened to, to paraphrase the sentences, and to find the main idea. Students will be able to improve note-taking strategies while listening, the use of abbreviations and symbols to take notes, and taking organized and comprehensible notes.

Course Content

In this course, it is aimed to enable students to gain higher level listening skills such as understanding different perspectives, guessing sentence interconnections and the gist of speech, reaching the main idea, and being able to use semantic clues among sentences by watching and listening to audio and video recordings registered in real classroom environments. Another aim of the course is to equip learners with the habit of listening to lectures. With the help of the listening materials used in this course, students will be able to become familiar with different pronunciations of English. There will be exercises aiming to enable students to comprehend the differences in the pronunciation of English words in different dialects and accents. There will be exercises aiming to highlight how meaning differences in sentences can be given with the help of differences in the stress of words and sentences, and how these meaning differences can be comprehended.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students will be able to listen to the speeches from different disciplines and comprehend them. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Simulation, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Students will be able to determine the aim of the speech and target audience. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Students will be able determine the main idea and subtitles of the speech. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 Students will be able to differentiate between the facts mentioned in the speech, and the opinions of the speakers. Drilland Practice, Role Playing, Group Study, Self Study, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Students will be able to evaluate the examples provided by the speaker in terms of their accuracy, relevancy and importance. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
6 Students will be able to pay attention to the language use of the speaker, how the speech is formed and how the ideas are expressed. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Role Playing, Group Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
7 Students will be able to take notes while listening to an academic speech in English. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
8 Students will be able to recognize the main topic and subtitles provided by the speaker and organize their notes accordingly. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
9 Students will be able to recognize the supporting details used by the speaker and determine the outline of the speech based on the examples used by the speaker. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
10 Students will be able to comprehend the instructions given during a conversation and take notes of them. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
11 Students will be able to fill in the blanks of a text by listening to its track in English. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The basic principles of listening
2 Listening exercises
3 Finding the title, main idea and the introduction sentence for academic speech.
4 Scanning and listening for specific information (Quiz 1)
5 Note-taking and organizing the notes
6 Stress and phonetics (Quiz 2)
7 Giving examples during a speech
8 Different accents and dialects in English (Midterm Exam)
9 The purpose of speech and identification of audience
10 The use of abbreviation and symbols while taking notes(Quiz 3)
11 Recognition of indicators of transitions among ideas used in speech
12 The preparation of subtitles for a video(Quiz 4)
13 Answering the questions of the speaker properly
14 Formal and informal speech
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Solorzano, H.S. & Frazier, L. (2016). Contemporary Topics 21st Century Skills for Academic Success (4th Ed.). Pearson Education ESL. 

Solorzano, H. S. & Schmidt, J. P. L. (2017). North Star Listening & Speaking (4th Ed.). Pearson Longman.  

Week Documents Description size
0 LESSON 1 First week lesson 1 0.09 MB
0 LESSON 2 first week lesson2 0.94 MB
0 WEEK 1 LESSON 1 First week lesson 1 0.09 MB
0 WEEK 1 LESSON 2 first week lesson2 0.94 MB
0 WEEK 2 LESSON 1 0.74 MB
0 Week 2 LESSON 2 1.06 MB
0 WEEK 2 LESSON 2 1.06 MB
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes.
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching.
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
Total 0
Total 0
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Quiz 4 2 8
Assignment 1 3 3
Total Workload 175
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7
dersAKTSKredisi 7