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Skills references


You may find some of the following helpful if you are looking for more detail.

There are a number of fundamental books on skills listed below but this is also an area where research on the web and access to journals is useful.  In particular, using a narrow search query on Google Scholar will often identify very finely targeted articles and papers.
There is a guide on this site (new tab) to considering which web-based resources to trust.

There is a useful listing of journals here which identifies and describes some useful sources.

listen Listening skills
Anderson, A & Lynch, T, 1988, Listening, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Brown, G, 1990, Listening to Spoken English, Harlow: Longman
Buck, G, 2001, Assessing Listening, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Field, J, 1998, Skills and strategies: towards a new methodology for listening, ELT Journal Volume 52/2 April 1998 Oxford: Oxford University Press
Field, J, 2009, Listening in the Language Classroom, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Lynch, T, 2009, Teaching Second Language Listening, Oxford: Oxford University Press 
Rost, M, 1990, Listening in Language Learning, Harlow: Longman 
Rost, M, 2002, Teaching and Researching Listening, Pearson 
Underwood, M, 1989, Teaching Listening, Harlow: Longman 
Ur, P, 1984, Teaching Listening Comprehension, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
White, G, 1998, Listening, Oxford: Oxford University Press 
Wilson, JJ & Wilson, JJ, 2008, How to Teach Listening (1st Ed.), Harlow: Pearson Longman
read Reading skills
Alderson, J. C, 2000, Assessing Reading, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Bamford, J & Day, RR (eds.), 2004, Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Grellet, F, 1981, Developing Reading Skills, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Hudson, T, 2007, Teaching Second Language Reading, Oxford: Oxford University Press 
Nuttall, C, 1996, Teaching reading skills in a foreign language, Oxford: Heinemann English Language Teaching 
Sanderson, P, 1999, Using Newspapers in the Classroom, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Urquhart, AH & Weir, CJ, 1998, Reading in a Second Language: Process, Product, and Practice, Harlow: Longman 
Wallace, C, 1992, Reading, Oxford: Oxford University Press
speak Speaking skills
Brown, G & Yule, G, 1983, Teaching the Spoken Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Bilbrough, N, 2007, Dialogue Activities: Exploring Spoken Interaction in the Language Class, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Bygate, M, 1987, Speaking, Oxford: Oxford University Press 
Hughes, R, 2002, Teaching and Researching Speaking, Harlow: Longman 
Luoma, S, 2004, Assessing Speaking, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Maley, A & Duff, A, 1982, Drama Techniques in Language Learning, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Porter Ladousse, G, 1987, Role Play, Oxford: Oxford University Press 
Rogerson, P & Gilbert, JS, 1990, Speaking clearly: pronunciation and listening comprehension for learners of English Student's Book, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Tsui, ABM, 1994, English Conversation, Oxford: Oxford University Press
write Writing skills
Cushing Weigle, S, 2002, Assessing Writing, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Harmer, J, 2004, How to Teach Writing, Harlow: Longman
Hedge, T, 2005, Writing, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Hughes, R, 2005, Exploring Grammar In Writing Upper Intermediate and Advanced, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Hyland, K, 2003, Second Language Writing, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Hyland, K, 2002, Teaching and Researching Writing, Harlow: Longman
Kroll, B. (ed.), 1990, Second Language Writing: Research Insights for the Classroom, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Raimes, A, 1983, Techniques in Teaching Writing, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Shemesh, R & Waller, S, 2000, Teaching English Spelling: A Practical Guide, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Spiro, J, 2004, Creative Poetry Writing, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Tribble C, 1997, Writing, Oxford: Oxford University Press
White, R & Arndt, V, 1991, Process Writing, Harlow: Longman