By Allistair Elliott
“Listening is the most critical communication skill”.
Harmer on listening (briefly)
Let’s look at what some of the heavy hitters in EFL have to say about listening. Jeremy Harmer states, “The way that teachers talk to students…is one of the crucial teacher skills, but it does not demand technical expertise. It does, however, require teachers to empathise with the people they are talking to by establishing a good rapport with them”. (Harmer, How to Teach English, 2nd edition, p 37). Rapport develops partially through the concept of “rough-tuning”, through which the . . .
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