Pamela L. Anderson-Mejias (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Associate Professor of English at Pan American University, Edinburg, TX.
English for Academic Listening: Teaching the Skills Associated with Listening to Extended Discourse
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1986 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 391–398, October 1986
How to Cite
Anderson-Mejias, P. L. (1986), English for Academic Listening: Teaching the Skills Associated with Listening to Extended Discourse. Foreign Language Annals, 19: 391–398. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1986.tb01027.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Many ESL and bilingual students at our universities face problems in the transition from “special” programs, in which they listen and interact in settings with trained language specialists, to university courses, in which they are taught by professionals in other areas.
Research in discourse analysis has acquainted us with the need to view language as it is actually used before developing materials to teach its usage. This article presents a brief review of literature available to most ESL professionals regarding the skills associated with listening, and provides an overview of one successful approach.