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. Second Language Listening combines up-to-date listening theory with case studies of actual pedagogical practice. 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. Second Language Listening is designed to be used with both pre-service and in-service teachers who are involved in the teaching of listening or the design of pedagogic materials for listening.