Programa de Lenguas

English for active listening - S2/2021

UTEC —

INGBSFL-2019+2021-2S

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: Self paced

  • 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.
3- Participar en todos los foros de cada unidad.

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

UTEC - Certification Medal

Perfil del
Participante

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

Cuerpo Docente

bio

John Fontaine

Professor at UTEC

John Fontaine es profesor encargado en el departamento de programas especiales de la universidad tecnológica del uruguay (UTEC). Fontaine es egresado del instituto de profesores Artigas (I.P.A) y tiene un título de posgrado de la Universidad Católica del Uruguay en dificultades de aprendizaje. Fue invitado por la embajada de estados unidos a ser parte del programa International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) y ha participado en diversos programas y actividades con la universidad de lingüística aplicada de Tampere de Finlandia, la universidad de Wisconsin-Madison de Estados Unidos y la universidad de Alberta de Canadá. Actualmente lidera la convocatoria de estudiantes líderes de UTEC que participan en el programa University Innovation Fellows de la universidad de Stanford, desarrolla cursos online sobre inglés para la industria 4.0, inglés comercial, inglés para energías renovables, inteligencia artificial entre otros y dicta talleres presenciales en donde se focaliza el desarrollo de las llamadas habilidades del siglo XXI.

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