Kniha se kriticky zabývá metodou poslechu při výuce cizího jazyka
This book challenges the orthodox approach to the teaching of
second language listening, which is based upon the asking and
answering of comprehension questions. It critically examines the
practices and assumptions associated with this approach, and
suggests ways of revising them. The book's central argument is that
a preoccupation with the notion of 'comprehension' has led teachers
to focus upon the product of listening, in the form of answers to
questions, ignoring the listening process itself. The author
provides an informed account of the psychological processes which
make up the skill of listening, and analyses the characteristics of
the speech signal from which listeners have to construct a message.
Drawing upon this information, the book proposes a radical
alternative to the comprehension approach and provides for
intensive small-scale practice in aspects of listening that are
perceptually or cognitively demanding for the learner.