Active listening

We are born listeners. In fact, for our first couple of years, we do very little else, and we do it so efficiently that everybody is amazed at our insatiable curiosity and capacity to learn. I believe it’s an ability we have never lost, only forgotten. This course is an attempt to reawaken active listening in our lives.

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
– Ernest Hemingway

   14,083 students completed this course

   85% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Mircea Samoila


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85% of students recommend

“It’s awesome! It’s a little pity that the lessons are only ten days, but still it’s a great class that really reminds me lots of important things and also teaches me lots of new things. Hope myself to be a better listener day by day!”

“Really well done. Good information with practical easily applied lessons in good listening.”

“Love the type of advice the author gave and the way it was explained was very enjoyable too.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. A Story of Prejudice
Lesson 2. I Am Silence
Lesson 3. Curiosity
Lesson 4. We are All One of a Kind
Lesson 5. The Journalism Game
Lesson 6. Find Out
Lesson 7. “Find Out” Tips
Lesson 8. Paraphrase
Lesson 9. Empathize
Lesson 10. Challenge
+ Quiz



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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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