Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds SPEAKER: Studies show that over 60% of all misunderstandings come from poor listening and only 1% from poor reading. Even though listening is a vital literacy skill that helps us to make sense of the world, it’s rarely taught at schools, and students are often unprepared. This course is being created to help you develop this vital skill for a successful academic life and beyond. You’ll explore listening in different contexts, and understand what active listening is and how to do it well. You’ll look at a model of academic listening which illustrates the mental processes involved whilst participating in a variety of academic situations, such as lectures and seminars.
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds Lectures can be challenging in an all-English academic setting, particularly for students starting their academic journey. So you’ll explore the role of intercultural awareness while listening. You’ll then explore listening skills required for different lecture formats and learn practical strategies to help you to listen more effectively as a student. If you want to develop your listening skills to succeed at university, then join this course today.