Types of listening

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Why learn about types of listening?

Listening face-to-face look for body language and gestures. On the phone tone of voice can be key.

Quick tips for tutors

Types of listening includes:

  • Listening to instructions.
  • Following a narrative.
  • Listening for detail.
  • Checking and asking for clarification.

 

 

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

 

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