This webinar is hosted in English
PRESENTER: Dr. Nellie Deutsch
PRE-CLASS TASK INCLUDED BELOW the class description.
Please respond in a comment on this page and comment on your colleagues' responses.
Active listening is allowing someone else to talk unconditionally. That means suspending any judgement or self-talk while they speak. Active listening is a key to effective communication in our personal and professional arenas. However, did you know that active listening can improve your well-being? There are many benefits to active listening. The participants will learn about and practice active listening.
PRE-CLASS TASK: Please post your answers HERE on this class page in the comments section below.
(1) What do you gain from talking and what do you gain from listening?
(2) How do you know when someone is really listening to you? List the things that indicate they are listening. You may provide examples.
NEW YORK, United States
Jason R Levine is Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at Gallery Languages, where he conducts webinars and workshops for English students and teachers at schools worldwide. He has eighteen years of experience as an English teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer.
Jason is the creator of the English Workout Method, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC. He also writes songs and chants for several publishers, including Oxford University Press. As an English Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, Jason has led teacher training programs in fourteen countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.
After earning an MA in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jase taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development for Embassy English. In 2002, he co-founded a TOEFL preparation school for international students in New York City.
Jase maintains the Fluency MC YouTube channel, the Fluency MC Facebook page, and Fluency MC on Twitter. He is an active administrator of many Facebook groups for English language teachers and learners, including Innovative Teachers of English, Gallery Teachers, Teachers Teaching Online, and Gallery Languages Rhyme On Time Workshops.