Listening Cherries

Thoughts, puzzles, worries, and insights cherry-picked from teaching and research

Heart-shaped sweet cherry

A blog about teaching listening in ELT. Number 24 - Keynote wins an ELTon - 'asked' here delves into the recordings of a brand new, award-winning textbook.

Phonology for Listening

Outstanding … truly extraordinary!

Professor Jane Setter, TESOL Quarterly


Now available as an eBook with  sound files included

Fundamentally changes how we see things!

Alice Henderson, University of Savoie, France

Buy the eBook here

Printed book available at Amazon, BEBC, KELTIC and other bookstores

The sound files are  here…

Rave Reviews

Phonology for Listening is getting rave reviews (read here)

Shortlisted for three prizes

      • the English Speaking Union’s English Language Book Award (2103)
      • the Ben Warren-International House Trust Prize (2014)
      • the British Council ELTon – Innovation in Teacher Resources (2014)

D646 Eltons 2014 Nominated TeacherResources rgb FINAL OL

Video of this prizewinning approach to listening

Richard Cauldwell introduces his approach to the teaching of listening here

For your iPad

Cool Speech: Hot Listening, Cool Pronunciation
Wins the ELTon for Digital Innovation 2013

Winner’s interview is here.

iPad app available on iTunes

Video tutorials are here, Teacher’s Guides are here, and Student Guides are here

Cool Speech for the iPad