Teaching Receptive English Language Skills “Reading and Listening Skills” for 1-3 grades

Program Details

Teaching Receptive English Language Skills “Reading and Listening Skills” for 1-3 grades
Duration: 15 hours
Prerequisites: Completed “ Advanced Educational Qualification”
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Specialized Level – English
Target Audience : English Language Teachers grade (1-3)

Short Description

This program focuses on familiarizing teachers with the competencies of teaching receptive English language skills; reading and listening skills to primary school students. The workshop model is applied for learning the targeted skills and knowledge in an interactive, collaborative, and active framework. It offers practical examples and experience in designing and planning lessons and educational units to teach reading and listening within balanced literacy approach. This approach promotes acquisition of basic vocabulary and literacy learning while assessment is conducted using different techniques and resources. It utilizes the chance for interaction with reading resources and peer learning. Furthermore, It follows different strategies and techniques ranging from whole class, small groups and individual work to the strategy of microteaching.

Big Ideas

Teaching listening and reading following the same classroom procedure.
Language receptive skills should be assessed by active tasks.
Listening requires the ability to be attentive.
Young learners benefit from the explicit teaching of multiple reading skills (e.g. phonological awareness, decoding/ encoding, vocabulary) and from teaching comprehension various reading strategies.

Essential Questions

What is the difference between receptive and productive language skills?
What is the importance of listening in English language?
How can we teach listening to young learners?
How can we help learners to listen for a purpose?
How can we teach reading for young learners?
How can we teach global reading?


Unit Outcomes
  • • Identify the importance of teaching listening.
  • • Implement classroom procedures for teaching receptive language skills (listening and reading).
  • • Differentiate between productive and receptive language skills.
  • • Compare and contrast reading and listening skills.
  • • Clarify the classroom procedures for teaching receptive skills (listening and reading).
  • • Teach listening to young learners by implementing the Total Physical Response Method to teach listening skills.
  • • Describe how to teach listening for beginners.
  • • Apply various activities of Total Physical Response Method ( TRP ) .
  • • Explain how to foster TRP method to teach listening to young learners.
  • • Describe the framework for teaching listening.
  • • Clarify how to effectively teach vocabulary to young learners.
  • • Implement lesson plans for teaching listening to young learners.
  • • Explain how to foster phonemic awareness for young learners.
  • • Explain how to use syllable games to teach listening and reading for young learners.
  • • Explain how to use minimal pairs to teach listening and reading for young learners.
  • • Implement lesson plans for teaching listening to young learners.
  • • Define plagiarism.
  • • Implement lessons plan for teaching reading to young learners using different games and strategies.


No Assessment Component Weight
1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative
Vocabulary Tool pre and post 5
Trainer Assessment Assessment task 1- Quiz 10
Assessment task 2- Creating a listening
lesson plan

Assessment task 3- Creating a reading
lesson plan

3 Summative Assessment Summative performance task: a reading and listening lesson plan 15
Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 20
Program Total 100

Time Distribution

No Item Time (min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Pre - Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Terminology 10
4 Activity 1.1: Teaching English Language- Metaphors 35
5 Activity 1.2: Language Skills: Receptive & Productive  45
6 Activity 1.3: Receptive Skills- Compare and Contrast 35
7 Activity 1.4: Teaching Receptive Skills- Classroom Procedures 45
8 Activity 1.5: Why Teaching Listening- Brainstorming 35
9 Activity 1.6: Total Physical Response (TPR 45
10 Activity 1.7: TPR Method- Illustrative Examples 40
11 Activity 1.8: Quiz 15
12 Activity 2.1: Teaching using Total Physical Response (TPR) Method 35
13 Activity 2.2: Teaching Vocabulary in the English Language Classroom 45
14 Activity 2.3: Listen to a Story: The Enormous Turnip 50
15 Activity 2.4: Characteristics of a Successful Listening Lesson 35
16 Activity 2.5: Create your Listening Lesson Plan 80
17 Activity 2.6: Reflection 10
18 Activity 3.1: Fostering Phonemic Awareness 45
19 Activity 3.2: Teaching Syllables 45
20 Activity 3.3: Teaching Minimal Pairs 45
21 Activity 3.4: Reading for Meaning (Reading Comprehension) 50
22 Activity 3.5: Create your Reading Lesson Plan 80
23 Activity 3.6: Reflection 15
24 Activity 3.7: Create your integrated Lesson Plan H.W
25 Post - Vocabulary Tool 10
26 Exit Task 20
Total 15 Hours

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