Can you read in English but have trouble understanding when the same thing is spoken? Listening is challenging for many students because speech is fast and everyone speaks a little differently! Tone, pronunciation, and word choice differ from person to person. That’s why our listening activities center on conversational speech in natural environments. Activities include everyday interactions with our native-speaking teachers, listening to information presented orally, and projects that require interaction with people outside of the classroom. With a little practice, your listening skills will improve quickly.