Listening is the most important of the four skills you need to master for good communication. There are so many easy and comfortable ways to improve your listening skills. With the emergence of new media like television and web, improving listening has become much more relaxed activity. Here are a few tips to learn and improve your listening skills.
1. Though it looks peculiar in these hyped days, listening radio will help a lot in improving listening skill. Don't always try to write every thing you listen. Sometimes just listening helps much.
2. Prefer watching English TV Channels than your local language (vernacular) channels. Children programs are very much useful during initial stages as the language tends to be simple. Unfortunately, most of the children programs are being dubbed into regional languages for marketing and business reasons. Try to choose programs that you would enjoy. Also remember that much of you hear on television is colloquial language.
3. Watching Hollywood movies will also help you. Choose movies with subtitles, for easy understanding. Nowadays most of the movie channels are telecasting Hollywood movies with subtitles.
4. Internet has been an important source of learning. You can search for huge listening resources on the web. Every day there are more and more places to learn English online. Most of the learning resources on the net are free. You can use any popular search engine like Google to locate a few such sources.