Types of Listening
Most people, most of the time, take listening for granted, it’s something that just happens. It is only when you stop to think about listening and what it entails that you begin to realize that listening is in fact an important skill that needs to be nurtured and developed. Effective listening is very often the foundation of strong relationships with others, at home, socially, in education and in the workplace.
Discriminative Listening This is the most basic form of listening and does not involve the understanding of the meaning of words or phrases but merely the different sounds that are produced
Comprehensive listening In order to be able use comprehensive listening and therefore gain understanding the listener first needs appropriate vocabulary and language skills. Using overly complicated language or technical jargon, therefore, can be a barrier to comprehensive listening.