Understanding Spoken Spanish: A Course in Listening



ABSTRACT  This paper outlines the format for a course dedicated exclusively to the teaching of listening skills at the intermediate and advanced levels. Although findings are based on an actual class given at Ohio University in Spanish, implications are applicable to all languages. Specific teaching techniques are not described, but pedagogical directions are discussed. Suggestions dealing with materials, testing, grading, assignments, class interaction and organization are made to give an overall view of the course.