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Universidade Estadual do Piauí- UESPI
Centro de Ciências Humanas e Letras- CCHL
Curso: Licenciatura Plena em Letras/ Inglês turma: 2010.1
Disciplina: Writing III
Ministrante: Cláudia Verbena

Camila Kaline Ribeiro dos Santos

Teresina- PI, 2013

Camila kaline Ribeiro dosSantos
Acadêmica do curso de Licenciatura Plena em Letras Inglês da Universidade Estadual do Piauí- UESPI

This paper has for purpose described the importance of the skill of "listening" as a key skill in the teaching / learning process of English. It is noticed that the new teaching strategies correspond to initial expectations and challenging both for the student and for the teacher, thuscreating opportunities with new prospects for good results and improved quality of teaching and learning leading to the acquisition of skill mastery of listening.
Listening is essential to learn to better understand what is said, and also helps to acquire fluency in the target language, in this case the English Language. When we train our hearing quite the brain memorizes phrases, expressions, newwords, everything that is considered important. Learning a new language is more than books and memorize grammar rules, it is exposed to the language, having regular contact, paying attention to the words and their pronunciations and trying to interact with people. Learning to listen is essential if the desired language is assimilated. It is important that in classrooms for English language learnersare always in touch with the activities of listening during classes, relating them to the daily activities of the students so that learning is meaningful and rewarding.
Theories acquisition brought great influence to the teaching of a foreign language, not only in Brazil but also in the United States and Europe. The acquisition of a second language, however, is a complex process that depends onseveral external and internal factors to apprentice, from the interactions in real situations; there is also a subconscious process, intuitive and natural assimilation.
These factors, then began to be observed, becoming the object of research of several scholars (like Chomsky, Krashen, Vygotsky, Brown, Mac Laughlin, among others), which sought to explain the acquisition process through theoriesand models to over the past decades. There were therefore acquisition theories that try to explain how humans acquire knowledge since birth and / or during the process of teaching / learning.
The modern language teaching strategies (LEM), specifically the English language, has been suffering constant modifications. The scenery of teaching a foreign language, in this case English in Brazil suffersuch changes by these organizations are directly related to social, political and economical throughout history. (DCE, 2009, p.38). A historical factor that influences these changes lies in the rise and decline of the prestige process of English in the country.
According to H. Douglas Brown (1987), professor of English Language at San Francisco University (SFSU) and director of the AmericanLanguage Institute, said that in teaching a specific skill, the hearing was the most valued and practiced every decade so more pronounced with respect to the teaching of other skills included courses in modern foreign language teaching.
The teaching began to appreciate and make use of oral activities / auditory attributing to this ability to its real importance by observing the child, before speaking,writing, reading, listening is exposed to their native language as a first step to language acquisition by an approximate period of one year.
The importance of listening is rarely overestimated. Through the reception we internalize linguistic information without which we could not produce in one language. Brown also cites: "In classrooms students listen more than talk." The competency hearing...