Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Michael Jerald


Recent studies have brought about an increased awareness of the need for better listening comprehension skills among ESL students, and as a result there is heightened interest in the use of live language in the classroom. Radio is a highly accessible and versatile source of such, providing the student with a limitless supply of current language. This paper focuses on the use of radio as a live language tool. Included in the paper are a rationale for using radio; a description of the author's work with commercials, news and weather reports; specific lesson plans; guidelines for using radio as a teaching mode; and samples of student work.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Broadcast and Video Studies | Communication | Instructional Media Design