Attention and listening skills are the basis of all language development and learning. A student must be able to listen and attend to what is happening around him/her in order to understand it, despite varying levels of distraction.
Good attention is the ability to focus on something specific for a certain length of time. As children progress through education, it becomes increasingly important for them to focus their own attention for sustained periods of time.
NB. Without the ability to hear, a student will not be able to develop listening skills. If there are any concerns regarding a student’s hearing, you should discuss this with their parents first.
Last updated: 17 April, 2018