How EFL Teachers Can Use TV News to Boost Listening Comprehension and Speaking Proficiency in Their Classes?

Taher Bahrani


One of the main challenges regarding language teaching and learning is how to improve listening comprehension and speaking proficiency. Accordingly, the present paper aims at helping EFL/ESL teachers as well as learners to know more about the pedagogical values of TV news in order to incorporate TV news stories in an intermediate or advanced level conversation courses. Moreover, the role of the instructor is also explored and teaching suggestions are offered. Finally, an extensive checklist of listening comprehension and speaking proficiency core activities and a demonstration on incorporating them into a lesson plan is also integrated into these materials.
Key words: TV News; Boost; Listening Comprehension; Speaking Proficiency


TV News; Boost; Listening Comprehension; Speaking Proficiency


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