Listening Sites

Listening Skills
The average college student spends about 14 hours per week in class listening !
Listening Skills for Lectures   PDF file PDF file
Having trouble listening to lectures. Then this resource is for you. Here you will find specific examples on the issues and what to do. For example, if the subject is dry, the ineffective listener will ..., the effective listener will... and what you can do.
Top ten ways to listen to boring lectures
Who said that every lecture had to be entertaining? What do you do if it's not. Did you know that after a day most college freshmen only remember half of it anyway? Here's 10 tips to help remember lecture material.
Learning by Listening   Word doc Word doc
Dartmouth says that "Research shows that individuals can only recall 50% of what they hear and that 20-30% is incorrect!" Wow. How am I going to survive lecture classes? Find out here.
What is listening?   Word doc Word doc
Are you faking attention? Gotcha! What other traps do poor listeners fall into? Find out how to turn these into good listening habits.
Listening comprehension & note-taking: Recognizing lecture structure
Get the key words for each part of the lecture. Especially helpful for ESL students. Click on the word, structure, in the left hand column to begin. Actual short examples from lectures, but in a British accent! Try this one out, native English speakers.
10 keys to effective listening   PDF file PDF file
Find out the secrets to listening! There are 2 columns here: The Bad Listener and the Good Listener. For each key, circle what you do. The results will give you a personalized listening profile.
Effective Listening
Just the basics.
In the Classroom - Listening and Note Taking
Here's a listening checklist!