1)Give clear guidelines and give everyday activity ‘’homework’’ to the students to:
-Listen to the news or podcasts
-Listen to local songs
-Listen to an audiobooks
-Watch YouTube videos in the language you’re learning
-Watch a film or TV series in the evening
-Listen to native speakers talking in the bus/supermarket, coffee shops…
Instruct them to make notes and develop some of their favorite subjects. You can then discuss and analyze those interactively in the classroom.
2)Choose materials suitable for A1 level – ideally you would be able to transfer the main idea, but still have new vocabulary and grammar to look into and teach to the students.
3)To be relevant to the aims you have: for example if you focus on teaching them how to be able to have informal conversation, then TV shows, news, talk shows etc. would be useful, but if you would like to teach them to have formal conversation with specific vocabulary, it would be best to choose documentaries, or podcasts covering the topics of interest
4)It is essential to highlight to them that for anything they listen to, it is important that they like it and are interested to it, as for them to have the motivation to continue doing it for a longer period of time!