Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Bonnie Mennell


This thesis is divided into four chapters. Chapter one describes the reasons for this study, the learning environment in which this study was done--La Seifer Prep School which is the school in which I teach, the general aims for TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) at Egyptian preparatory schools which is a foreign language context, the ten teachers of English who have been working or have worked at La Seifer Prep School who were interviewed for the study, and the textbooks used at the school and how they address listening. The second chapter is devoted to reviewing the literature about teaching listening. It describes the meaning of listening, its importance, listening acquisition, teaching listening focusing on the bottom-up/top-down processing, and suggested listening lesson and tasks. Chapter Three presents the answers to the interview questionnaire with my ten colleagues. The fourth and final chapter presents the data analysis and final recommendations regarding the teaching of listening in this context.


First and Second Language Acquisition