ERIC Number: ED447695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-14
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Teaching Listening Comprehension at the Turn of the Century.
This brief paper focuses on where the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) field has been and where it is going regarding the studying and teaching of listening comprehension. It reviews in some detail a few of the leading texts in the field: "Building Strategies" by Abbs and Freebairn (1979); "English Firsthand: Gold Edition," Books 1 and 2 by Helgesen, et al. (1999); and the three-book "Active Listening" series by Helgesen et al., "Building Skills for Understanding,""Introducing Skills for Understanding," and "Expanding Understanding through Content" (1994, 1995, and 1996 respectively). A number of other books are also mentioned in the course of discussing these featured texts and in their own right. (Contains 20 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Three Rivers Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference (Pittsburgh, PA, October 14, 2000).