Programa de Lenguas

English for active listening S1/2024



Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others. This course provides you with the opportunity to practice and develop your listening skills and improve your active listening.By becoming a better listener, you can improve your productivity, as well as your ability to influence, persuade and negotiate. What's more, you'll avoid conflict and misunderstandings. All of these are necessary for workplace success.

  • Carga total: 60hs

  • Idioma: Inglés

  • Institucion: UTEC

  • Modalidad: Online

Objetivos Especificos

This course aims at:
-raising awareness on the interactive nature of the listening process and on what it is expected from students when they encounter a listening activity.
-teaching and model the different strategies that can be put into practice when listening to a text in English.
-establishing a clear link between listening abilities and other areas of ESL study such as pronunciation, speaking and vocabulary.
-providing students with an opportunity to listen to a wide variety of authentic listening/video listening materials. Graded recordings will be used when appropriate.
-providing students with input on topics connected to everyday contexts and areas of their interests and experience through content units, with the objective of building up a vocabulary bank and set of ideas about each area while at the same time working on improving their listening comprehension abilities.
-emphasizing the importance of linguistic and non linguistic clues (socio-cultural, background knowledge, intonation, stress) as relevant to achieve a better understanding of oral English.
-drawing students‘ attention to the different rhythm of English and the importance of word stress.
-working with word boundaries and features of connected speech to aid students in the listening tasks.
-exposing students to a variety of accents.
-promoting students metacognitive strategies when they are faced with a listening task so as to maximize their learning outcomes.
-encouraging students to use strategies whenever information is not stated, has been missed or they do not know the meaning of a word.

Habilidades y competencias a desarrollar

– Pensamiento crítico
– Comunicación
– Colaboración
– Metacognición

UTEC - Certification Medal

Tipo de certificado de aprobación

Students will have two evaluations: one in the middle and one at the end of the course.

1- Completar el 100% de las tareas ofrecidas en cada módulo.
2- Obtener un mínimo de 70% en el total del puntaje.

-Las actividades equivalen a un 70% del puntaje final.
-La pruebas equivalen a un 30% del puntaje final.

UTEC - Certification Medal

Perfil del

Estudiantes que deseen mejorar su nivel de inglés a nivel de comprensión auditiva. Se recomienda para estudiantes con nivel A2 o superior.

Cuerpo Docente

María Noel Maquieira

Docente Encargada de Inglés del Departamento de Lenguas de UTEC. Referente del Programa de Lenguas en el ITR Centrosur. Egresada del Instituto de Profesores Artigas y Traductora Pública. En el momento, se encuentra cursando estudios de Maestría en la Universidad de Nottingham en el programa Digital Technologies for Language Teaching and Learning.


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