It’s always a pleasure to share advice with my students that can really make a difference. I’ve invited Amy Whitney, an expert ESL conversation teacher from Real English Conversations, to our blog to share the some of her top tips to improve English listening skills. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.
3 Tips To Improve Your Listening Skills
You might be surprised to know that almost half of the students that already have an intermediate to advanced level of English are having problems with their listening skills. Being exposed to ‘Real English’ can also expose new learning obstacles.
As a beginner, it is easy to create excuses or reasons for why you can’t understand something that you hear…
Those ‘beginner’ excuses aren’t valid anymore. You’ve already memorized hundreds of words, most of the grammar makes sense, and when you are reading with the subtitles or a transcript, you can understand perfectly.
Unfortunately, some of the most common advice on the internet about ‘how to improve your listening skills’ is actually really bad advice. In this article, you are going to learn 3 common mistakes students make while they are listening and what you can do to start improving fast.