What is the Listening SIG?
The Listening Special Interest Group (Listening SIG) provides a forum for focused listening research and discussion in specific regard to teaching and learning. The group offers both teachers and researchers a place to connect, collaborate and share practice and research regarding how teachers teach listening and assess their learners, how learners improve their listening and use it to improve their knowledge, and finally how theoretical aspects connect to classroom practice. The Listening SIG aims to be a driving force for both current and future research in the field of how listening can be taught, learned, and tested in an increasingly global context.
Why Join Us?
Joining the Listening SIG connects you to a network of teacher colleagues who are interested in the same research area. Members receive the most current issue of the SIG newsletter, The Listening Post (by email) and can participate in our mailing list. The Listening SIG also sponsors and co-sponsors events throughout the year to help teachers gain experience in collaborating and presenting, and in which members are welcome to participate.
Networks Facebook page – Social Media forum
· Connect with a network of teachers and researchers interested in the area of listening, post research articles, inform of conferences and other events, and discuss/debate topics pertaining to listening.
· Post SIG events, discussion/debates, latest articles, past publications, useful websites, and the Listening podcast
Publications – The Listening Post
· To create two official journals per year that publish articles regarding listening theory, practice and integrating other skills.
Newsletter – The Listening SIG e-newsletter
· To create official newsletters quarterly (four per year), publish short articles/reports regarding listening theory, practice and integrating other skills, advertise/call for submissions and presenters at future events.
· Forum at the PanSIG conference (around May).
· One-day Listening Conference (around June).
· Listening forum at the Int’ JALT conference (around November).
SIG Coordinator/Publicity Chair: Naheen Madarbakus-Ring (Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Nagoya)
Program Chair: David Coulson (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)
Membership Chair: Todd Beuckens (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu)
Publications Chair: Stuart Benson (University of Aizu, Fukushima)
Please contact us if you would like to become a member of the Listening SIG. We would also welcome anybody who may be interested in becoming an officer or member-at large.
Contact the Listening SIG: listening (at) jalt (dot) org