will focus on basic skills and principles of listening and phonetics. A variety of different authentic listening texts and academic presentations will be utilized to develop students’ receptive listening skills. This course includes such sub-skills of listening as note-taking, predicting, and extracting specific and detailed information, guessing meaning from context, and getting the gist. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to aural authentic listening materials such as interviews, movies, songs, lectures, TV shows and news broadcasts. This course also aims to equip student teachers with a strong sensitivity towards different accents of English language being spoken around the world. Collaborative learning through group and pair work will be encouraged.