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Listening-Speaking in Zoom-land

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 7:23 PM | Linda Fellag (Administrator)
Teaching advanced listening-speaking on Zoom has been challenging, especially since this class requires a high level of student participation.   

Here are some strategies I've used in the past few weeks: 

  1. Let family members join the class...within reason. (Who doesn't want to talk to a toddler?)
  2. Use Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussions and projects.
  3. Let students take turns leading parts of the class. (I borrowed this idea from my colleague, Leslie Greenlee.)
  4. Acknowledge that Zoom is not the same as a F2F classroom, but we should all make the most of it.
  5. And even though I don't mind the occasional child crawling onto a mother's lap, I tell students to mute their microphones when listening to others.
Summer classes begin on May 18, and I'll need a lot more ideas to get my students and me through two L-S classes.  I'd appreciate any ideas!


Linda Fellag

Community College of Philadelphia 




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