Your greatest ‘resource’ may be your own resourcefulness
- Analyse your surroundings – at home, at school, at work, in your area, on social media.
- Research suggestions, such as those offered by Jack Askew (below) – or do a Google search for suggestions.
- Choose resources which suit your interests, your schedule and your budget.
- Schedule frequent, short practices times – and stick to them.
Why does Listening matter?
Well-developed Listening Skills can help your academic studies and your entire professional career.
Learning to listen well can help in all (personal & professional) relationships.
Benefits of building your listening skills include:
- Greater ability to communicate
- Faster learning of new skills
- Faster learing of languages
- Lower levels of frustration, anxiety, and depression
- Improved relationship skills: empathy, teamwork, adaptability
Give yourself, your family, your colleagues and your community a give that can last a lifetime: learn to listen well.
Services I Can Confidently Recommend
- Listening Practice: https://tofluency.com/english-listening/english-listening-practice/
- ToFluency (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC32mYgIHS-e3C3Eyd2tRw6g
- Go Natural English (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Pbt3q-ihROg1lmmmQdU2w
Listening and Note-taking
The Learning Hub (New Zealand) provides excellent resources on Note-Taking – for studies and for business.
Hawaii University’s Law Library provides detailed guidance on various means of note-taking
Jennifer Gonzales – Cult of Pedagogy – takes an educator’s look at note-taking in teaching contacts.
Generally Good English Listening Resources
- MindTools – Listening Quiz: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/listening-quiz.htm
- Listening Sample (YouTube) “Improve Your Listening Skills with Active Listening”:
- Listening: “Julian Treasure: 5 Ways to Listen Better”
- Take the ‘Deep Listening’ Quiz: https://www.oscartrimboli.com/listening-quiz/
- “The Deep Listening Quiz will help you identify your Listening Villains, and provide you with a personalised 3 Step Action Plan to improve your listening capability.”