LinguaFolio® Training Resources
Training modules to show how to implement LinguaFolio®
4.4 Activity 1: Assessing Listening Skills with TV and Film
Activity 1: Assessing listening skills with TV and film
To understand the process from a student perspective, examine the checklist below about watching TV and films adapted from the European Language Portfolio and rate yourself. For your convenience, the chart below is also provided on the handout (linked below). Decide how you would rate yourself using your second or third language. This is a general scale where examples are given for a very specific skill — interpretive listening while watching TV or films.
Watching TV and Films
This list is adapted from the European Language Portfolio and uses the proficiency levels from the CEFR’s Common Reference Levels: Global Scale table referred to in Module 1.
Descriptor with Can-do Statement
Can follow films employing a considerable degree of slang and idiomatic use
Can understand most TV news and current affairs programs
Can understand a large part of many TV programs on topics of personal interest
Can follow many films in which visuals and action carry much of the story line & language is straightforward
Can identify main points and follow changes of topic of factual TV news items & form an idea of the main content
Note that there is no A1 descriptor because learners at that level of competency are still struggling to make sense of language spoken on TV and film.
Assessing listening skills with TV and film (pdf, word)
Group: If you are working with a partner or in a group, discuss how your students might situate themselves and compare ideas about how you as the teacher could help them begin to set their own goals for improvement.
Individual: If you are training alone, think about how your students might situate themselves and how you as the teacher could help them begin to set their own goals for improvement.