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ESL Listening Resources - Learn to Speak and Understand English

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Listening: Textbook Recommendations

Books recommended by teachers and students from around the world.

 

 


Textbook Recommendations - Low Beginning

 
From $24.57
Active Listening, Second Edition, is grounded in the theory that learners are more successful listeners when they activate their prior knowledge of a topic. Student's Book 1 is intended for beginning-level students. The Student's Book offers 16 task-based units, each built around an engaging topic. Through a careful balance of activities, students learn to listen for main ideas, to listen for details, and to listen and make inferences. Prelistening schema-building activities help students build vocabulary, and listen-again activities provide additional skills practice. A full page of optional speaking activities with pronunciation practice is provided in each unit. Expansion units, with authentic student interviews, offer rich cultural material and provide review. A free Self-Study Audio CD is also included in every Student's Book.
 
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Through comprehensive content and careful sequencing, Basics in Listening provides intensive listening practice for students who need to activate and develop their understanding of spoken English. Features: *Listening strategies that help students become better learners. *Language review that highlights key language topics. *New vocabulary and culture notes to provide background information.
 
Paperback & CD From $14.44
Explore fascinating content while building language competence and critical thinking skills. The best-selling NorthStar series offers two strands: a reading and writing strand and a listening and speaking strand. Both strands stimulate students' imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote personal expression.
     
 
Paperback From $3.94
This book helps students listen for gist and specific information, to make inferences and to progress to content-based activities. The Teacher's Edition provides teaching suggestions, optional activities, listening scripts, and answer keys for the Student's Book.
 
Paperback From $7.18
Using real-life themes, high-interest narratives, and natural speech, "Listen to Me!" teaches the listening and speaking skills relevant to students' lives.
 
Paperback From $13.75
About the Author:
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein is an ESL teacher-trainer, consultant, and author living in Northridge, California. She began her ESL career working with helicopter pilots from the UAEi in 1981 and from there went on to work with the adult division of LAUSD as a classroom teacher, program coordinator, and professional development specialist. She taught the adult ESL methods courses at UCLA Extension for many years and was a part of the ESL Teacher Institute as well.
     
 
Paperback & CD From $2.21
Tactics For Listening is a comprehensive, three-level listening series that features high-interest topics to engage and motivate students.
   
     
     




Textbook Recommendations - High Beginning
     
 
Paperback & CD From $5.22
Active Listening, Second Edition, is grounded in the theory that learners are more successful listeners when they activate their prior knowledge of a topic. Student's Book 2 is intended for low-intermediate to intermediate students. The Student's Book offers 16 task-based units, each built around an engaging topic. Through a careful balance of activities, students learn to listen for main ideas, to listen for details, and to listen and make inferences. Prelistening schema-building activities help students build vocabulary, and listen-again activities provide additional skills practice.
 
Paperback From $34.98
 What causes a society to collapse? What’s it like to grow up as a third culture kid? How has microcredit changed people’s lives?
You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics Introductory, by Jeanette Clement and Cynthia Lennox (Series Editor: Michael Rost), which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, and economics. Contemporary Topics Introductory prepares students for the challenge of college lectures with practice in a wide range of listening, speaking and note-taking skills and strategies.
 
Paperback From $0.01
Listen for It is a practical text that helps students develop the skills needed for participating in conversations on common topics. Through guided-tasks, students improve such skills as listening for the main idea and listening for key words. They also increase their comprehension of mechanical features such as contractions, stress, and intonation.
     
 
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This book helps students listen for gist and specific information, to make inferences and to progress to content-based activities. Building Skills for Understanding is the low-intermediate level of the Active Listening series. By activating students' knowledge of a topic before they listen, the text gives them a frame of reference to make intelligent predictions about what they will hear. Students learn to listen through a careful balance of activities, including listening for gist, listening for specific information, and making inferences.
 
Paperback From $40.39
Interactions/Mosaic, 6th edition prepares students for college life through intensive skill development, extensive vocabulary work, and modern content. Interactions Level 1 Listening/Speaking Student Book, 6th edition includes 10 chapters (3 brand new for this edition) and teaches the skills and vocabulary that students need for success in university courses.
 
Paperback From $2.62
 Listening Power is a three-book series with a targeted approach to teaching the listening skills that students need inside and outside the classroom and on standardized tests such as the TOEFL and TOEIC.
     
 
Paperback From $80.49
Northstar: Focus on Listening and Speaking, Intermediate Second Edition 2nd edition by Schmidt, Jennifer P.L., Solorzano, Helen (2003) Paperback Paperback – 1707
by Jennifer P.L., Solorzano, Helen Schmidt
 
Paperback From $46.95
Using real-life themes, high-interest narratives, and natural speech, "Listen to Me!" teaches the listening and speaking skills relevant to students' lives.
 
Paperback From $9.54
Tactics for Listening Third Edition is an activity-rich listening course with proven success in building skills in listening and conversation. Now with Tactics for Testing, it provides plenty of practice in testing and exam techniques. The result is confident listeners - and exam success.
     
     

Textbook Recommendations - Low Intermediate
     
 
Paperback From $3.89
Active Listening, Second Edition, is grounded in the theory that learners are more successful listeners when they activate their prior knowledge of a topic. Student's Book 3 is intended for intermediate to high-intermediate students. The Student's Book offers 16 task-based units, each built around an engaging topic. Through a careful balance of activities, students learn to listen for main ideas, to listen for details, and to listen and make inferences. Prelistening schema-building activities help students build vocabulary, and listen-again activities provide additional skills practice.
 
Paperback From $4.95
Interactions/Mosaic Silver Edition is a fully integrated academic skills series that combines the best of print with the convenience of digital delivery. Language proficiencies are articulated from the beginning through advanced levels within each of the four language-skill strands. Chapter themes articulate across the four strands to systematically recycle content, vocabulary and grammar.
 
Paperback From $0.01
This outstanding three-title series prepares college-bound ESL students to understand academic lectures in English. Each text equips students for the challenges of college and university study by helping them listen selectively, take notes, review key ideas, retain information, and apply what they have learned.
     
 
Paperback From $3.34
This book helps students listen for gist and specific information, to make inferences and to progress to content-based activities. Expanding Skills for Understanding is the intermediate level of the Active Listening series. By activating students' knowledge of a topic before they listen, the text gives them a frame of reference to make intelligent predictions about what they will hear. The listening activities are content-based, drawing on real information from a variety of sources.
 
Paperback From $4.86
The third edition of this groundbreaking book includes videotaped lectures in DVD or VHS format. Now teachers can use the audio program (available on both tapes and CD) with the support of video simulation of an academic lecture experience. Many new and updated lectures with high-interest topics are included. INTERMEDIATE LISTENING COMPREHENSION is designed to familiarize students with the major rhetorical patterns of formal, spoken English.
 
Paperback From $4.66
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Longman Pub Group; First Printing edition (August 1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0582797373
ISBN-13: 978-0582797376
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
     

Paperback From $8.32
A fresh, new edition of the classroom-proven listening skills favourite. Now with Tactics for Testing.
About the Author
Jack C Richards is an applied linguist, writer, and teacher trainer. Dr. Richards is currently affiliated with the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Language Centre in Singapore where he teaches candidates for the Diploma in TESL and the MA in Applied Linguistics issued by the National University of Singapore.
 
Paperback From $19.95

Listening in the Real World Paperback – August 1, 1989
by Michael Rost (Author), R.M. Stratton (Author)
Paperback
Publisher: Longman ELT (August 1, 1989)
ISBN-10: 1852944005
ISBN-13: 978-1852944001
Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces
 
Paperback From $14.00
Designed for English language learners with a basic foundation in listening, Developing Listening Skills uses topic-based listening passages to introduce high frequency vocabulary and phrases within natural contexts. The book includes 12 units, a variety of listening exercises, full-color illustrations, and quizzes for self-progress checks. Accompanying audio CDs for this book sold seperately.
     
 
Paperback From $53.11
 NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis.
 
Paperback From $0.01
Strategies in Listening exposes students to a variety of listening situations, speaking styles, and tasks that will help them learn strategies for understanding American English as it is naturally used. Each unit is organized thematically, emphasizing practical communciation skills. *Listening and speaking tasks emphasize the main idea and problem solving so students can interact and review essential vocabulary and structures. *Review tests provide students with opportunities to review listening skills.
 
Paperback From $12.29
 Who are some of the key figures in the history of abstract art? Can video games be good for children? What are some ethical approaches to decision-making?
You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 1 , which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including art history, media studies, and psychology. Contemporary Topics 1 prepares students for the challenge of college lectures with practice in a wide range of listening, speaking and note-taking skills and strategies. The lectures (available on CD and DVD) were filmed in realistic academic setting before live student audiences.
     
 
Paperback From $4.99
Good News, Bad News is a listening and conversation text based on a collection of authentic news reports about interesting characters and events that are presented in a radio news story format.
 
Paperback From $7.58
Tuning In offers intermediate students a unique opportunity to explore different listening genres from a variety of real-world sources. Authentic listening selections -- including commercials, folk songs, oral histories, and call-in radio shows -- provide a rich context for developing language skills. Click here to order the Audio CDs. Features *Engaging listening segments allow students to explore timeless themes such as love, volunteering, and childhood memories.
 
     
     




Textbook Recommendations - High Intermediate
     
 
Paperback From $9.73
 Why is architect Frank Gehry's work notable? What principles should journalists be following today? What are the keys to owning a successful restaurant?
You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 2, by Ellen Kisslinger (Series Editor: Michael Rost), which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including architecture, media studies, and culinary arts. Contemporary Topics 2 prepares students for the challenge of college lectures with practice in a wide range of listening, speaking and note-taking skills and strategies.
 
Paperback From $9.69

Listen-In': Listening/Speaking Attack Strategies for Students of Esl
by Burt Gabler (Author), Nadia F. Scholnick (Author)
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: St Martins Pr (February 1, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031211110X
ISBN-13: 978-0312111106
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
 
Paperback From $14.99
This outstanding three-title series prepares college-bound ESL students to understand academic lectures in English. Each text equips students for the challenges of college and university study by helping them listen selectively, take notes, review key ideas, retain information, and apply what they have learned. Twelve recorded lectures in each level are performed in lively and natural styles to provide a motivating introduction to academic listening.
     
 
Paperback From $9.87
 Face the Issues: Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills, Third Edition, by Carol Numrich, in cooperation with NPR®, helps intermediate students develop critical thinking skills as they gain insight into American attitudes and values. Each thought-provoking unit is based on an authentic radio broadcast from National Public Radio®. Students develop essential listening strategies such as predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, and focusing on details.
 
Paperback From $0.01
On The Air captures students' attention by using authentic and provocative radio programs from National Public Radio and WRKO Boston to develop listening comprehension skills.
 
Paperback From $6.31
NOTEWORTHY develops students' listening and notetaking skills, provides insights into U.S. life and culture, and builds cross-disciplinary vocabulary.
     
 
Paperback From $25.15
 NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis.
 
Paperback From $0.01
 Sound Advice, Second Edition helps students understand rapid, relaxed English, starting at the word and sentence levels and expanding to short conversations. The text/audiocassette combination helps students develop their own strategies for understanding language as it is spoken and exposes them to a variety of listening phenomena essential for comprehension of authentic, natural speech.
 
Paperback From $14.00
Designed for English language learners with a basic foundation in listening, Developing Listening Skills uses topic-based listening passages to introduce high frequency vocabulary and phrases within natural contexts. The book includes 12 units, a variety of listening exercises, full-color illustrations, and quizzes for self-progress checks. Accompanying audio CDs for this book sold seperately.
     
 
Paperback From $50.16
 Listening Power is a three-book series with a targeted approach to teaching the listening skills that students need inside and outside the classroom and on standardized tests such as the TOEFL and TOEIC.
   




Textbook Recommendations - Advanced

 

Paperback From $
38.51
 NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis.
 
Paperback From $7.55
A textbook to help non-native speakers of English understand lectures in that language.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub (June 1986)
Language: English

Paperback From $24.58
 Listening Power is a three-book series with a targeted approach to teaching the listening skills that students need inside and outside the classroom and on standardized tests such as the TOEFL and TOEIC.
     

Paperback From $13.00
 Could we colonize Mars if we wanted to? Has surveillance reached "Big Brother" proportions? What are some of the latest theories for slowing aging?
You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in Contemporary Topics 3 (Series Editor: Michael Rost), which features college lectures from several academic disciplines, including astronomy, political science, and biology. Contemporary Topics 3 prepares students for the challenge of college lectures with practice in a wide range of listening, speaking and note-taking skills and strategies.
 

Paperback From $19.42
 Consider the Issues helps high-intermediate and advanced students develop critical thinking skills as they gain insight into American attitudes and values. Each thought-provoking unit is based on an authentic radio broadcast from NPR ® . Students develop essential listening strategies, such as predicting, looking at language, understanding main ideas and points of view, focusing on details, and making inferences. Language and concepts are integrated through follow-up critical thinking activities including discussion, debate, values clarification, survey, role play, case study, interview, and simulation.

Paperback From $15.73
 Raise the Issues helps advanced students develop critical thinking skills as they gain insight into American Attitudes and values. It combines original broadcasts from NPR® with authentic articls from publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and the International Herald-Tribune to present dffering viewpoints on contemporary topics. Each of the ten units provides stimulating content that integrates listening, reading, speaking, and writing. As students clarify, interpret, and evaluate ideas from the material, they improve their command of sophisticated vocabulary and complex structures.
 
     
 
Paperback From $0.45
The third edition of this groundbreaking book includes videotaped lectures in DVD or VHS format. Now teachers can use the audio program (available on both tapes and CD - SOLD SEPARATELY) with the support of video simulation of an academic lecture experience. Many new and updated lectures with high-interest topics are included. Lectures and readings on topics of universal interest provide stimulating content-based material for developing comprehension, notetaking, and academic study skills.
 
Paperback From $0.07

Authentic Listening and Discussion for Advanced Students (Student Book) 1st Edition
by Jayne Gaunt Leshinsky (Author)
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents; 1 edition (March 1, 1995)
Language: English
 
     




                   



 

   
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