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Exploring Listening Strategy Instruction through Action Research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Addressing a Gap in Second Language Listening Instruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph Siegel
      Pages 23-56
    3. Joseph Siegel
      Pages 57-73
  3. Understanding the Listening Strategy Instruction Intervention

  4. Positioning the Listening Strategy Instruction Project in the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 238-259

About this book


Listening in a second language is challenge for students and teachers alike. This book provides a personal account of an action research intervention involving listening strategy instruction that investigated the viability of this innovative pedagogy in the Japanese university context.


Listening strategy instruction second language listening instruction action research intervention language second language

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Meiji Gakuin UniversityJapan

About the authors

Joseph Siegel is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo. Many of his published works are on the topics of second language listening pedagogy and strategy instruction. Among his research interests are teaching and learning practices related to second language listening and the development of pragmatic competency.

Bibliographic information


“Siegel provides inspiration and a ‘game plan’ for classroom teachers and curriculum designers to integrate language strategy instruction in their courses.” (Adam Murray, JALT Journal, Vol. 39 (2), November, 2017)