Teaching Listening: Voices From the Field
Teaching Listening: Voices From the Field

Teaching Listening: Voices From the Field

By Nikki Ashcraft, By Anh Tran, Series edited by Maria Dantas-Whitney, Series edited by Sarah Rilling, Series edited by Lilia Savava

Classroom Practice Series


225 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $46.95 (US $46.95) (CA $62.95)

Publication Date: December 2010

ISBN 9781931185691

Price: $46.95


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.

Author Biography

Dr. Nikki Ashcraft is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the TESOL program at the University of Missouri. She served as Chair of the Teacher Education Interest Section during 2014-2015. She was named one of 30 Up and Coming leaders in the field during the TESOL International Association’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Anh Tran has an MA in educational administration and a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in TESOL. She is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Wichita State University, in Kansas, in the United States. Her research interests lie in TESOL, multicultural education, and general education and she is a trainer and trainer of trainers in the areas of diversity, multicultural education, and cultural efficiency.