What does language comprehension involve? How can teachers best go about selecting and designing effective listening materials for themselves? In Listening, the authors provide a much-needed perspective on the subject and include material from their own recent work in comprehension task design.
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What is listening comprehension?
Listening skills in native speakers
Listening skills in foreign learners
Graded development of listening skills
Listening in the L2 classroom
Approaches to grading L2 listening
Samples from a graded listening programme
Investigating listening in your classroom
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