|Listening is the most important of the four language skills and is used most often in everyday communication. Teachers need innovative ways to address the particular listening problems emerging in their own contexts. Teaching Listening: Voices From the Field shares successful practices employed by teachers at different levels of education around the world.
The teachers in this book show how they built listening activities around a corpus of academic speech, a checklist of listening dimensions, a manipulated text, a telephone message on healthcare, a song, a challenging movie, an audiobook, podcasts, TV talk shows, note taking, and audio recordings of key concepts from a course. These classroom practices will greatly enrich teachers' repertoire of tools for listening development in the TESOL discipline.