Benefits a lot....
A very informative one. :)
I think this is the most exhaustive post I've read on listening. Thanks for sharing Leo.
Thanks for the post, and tips for manageable tasks to do to improve on listening.
Listening is definitely not one of my strengths, but recently, I started spending time working on my listening in foreign languages (never too late to start!). I started listening to those short videos on TV5monde for French - I struggle a lot with it, but hopefully, it'll improve over time.
Looking back at my time learning languages within classroom environments, it's interesting to think about how little listening seems to be emphasized. Aside from the teacher speaking at a modified speed + using level-appropriate language, with some audio recordings thrown in, it seems that the only other "listening" comes from practising conversations with fellow learners.