Smart Listeners is a three-book series designed to develop the listening comprehension skills of English language learners at the pre-intermediate (CEFR A2-Low) stage. Listening tasks in the series are designed to target both global and discreet listening comprehension skills.


Goals
To develop confidence in listening to English
To develop familiarity with the natural speech patterns of the English language
To improve the ability to recognize common phrases that included content-specific vocabulary as well as high-frequency collocations
To use listening as a source of language input based on materials that model casual conversational situations or content-based informative content
To practice foundational note-taking skills through guided note-taking tasks and dictation activities
To familiarize learners with listening tasks widely used by standardized tests of English listening skills