Flowerdew, J., & Miller, L. (2005). Second language listening: Theory and practice. New York: Cambridge University Press.
The paperback edition combines up-to-date listening theory with case studies of actual pedagogical practice. As an essential part of communicative competence, listening is a skill, which deserves equal treatment with the other basic skills of speaking, reading, and writing. The authors describe current models of listening theory and exemplify each with a textbook task. They address the role of technology in teaching listening, questioning techniques, and testing. This text is designed for use with both pre-service and in-service teachers who are involved in the teaching of listening or the design of pedagogic materials for listening.
Part I. Historical Background:
1. Approaches to language teaching and the role of listening
2. Models of listening
3. Types of meaning for listening
4. The nature of spoken language
5. Learning styles and listening styles
Part II. A Pedagogical Model and Its Application
6. A pedagogical model for second language listening
7. Materials and the pedagogical model
8. Case studies and their relation to the pedagogical model
9. Developing listening skills through technology
10. The role of questions in the teaching of listening