Now it's time to analyse the results,
which will take some time. In fact, the detailed
report on a number of participants, average
progress results and summarising conclusions
will be published in Issue #3 in May.
I really hope that all our efforts WILL appear fruitful.
Please, leave your feedback and comments or
might be wishes about the experiment
Thank you so much, Maxim! I hope other experiment participants have made certain progress in listening as well:) But in fact my personal teaching goal was to prove that it's possible to facilitate the listening habit in students. I'm pretty sure now - Listening is not a gift, it's a skill! Let's keep at it!
I absolutely agree with Victoria about the fact that Marina is a fan of her profession!
Before ELT Experiment I felt myself a bit daunted about watching movies in English and usually didn't try to understand the meanings of songs I listened. But now it's like a hobby to watch different videos, to listen audio podcasts via Internet. It seemed to be a little strange thing for me when you get the satisfaction from the process of listening. But now I know this feeling! I'm very happy about it and extremely grateful to Marina!
Victoria!!! Thank so much, your words inspired me to make the next step and namely I suggest we watch sitcom Friends together in our Light study group vkontakte http://vkontakte.ru/club24583966 Join us!
Usually, I don't leave any comments, because I feel shy for my English. But this time I can't do otherwise. I explain why.
First of all, I want to thank Marina for her such time-consuming and hard work (I can imagine!) She really is a fan of her profession, because ELT Experiment was especially her initiative, above the course's program, to do our studying more interesting, fascinating and effective. And everything had been done!
I liked this Experiment, although I hadn’t very good results. But I think it is only a start, because now I begin to look for tasks myself – watch foreign films without translating, sing songs, read simple articles when I have time.
Of course it was very conveniently to have a new exercise every day that you should do. It didn't require wasting a lot of time, but helped to go ahead, though. Most of all I waited tasks with songs! So I learnt several ones as well as poem Vincent and few tongue-twisters. It's very funny and useful at the same time, I think. If it is possible could this Experiment be continued? Perhaps, it is difficult to find a new practice every day. So let's do it every week ;) In any way, we have a very creative teacher! And may be we are expected by a new project! ;)