This book focuses on the practice of teaching listening for students who learn English as a second or foreign language. It highlights some research works done on listening. It presents various but closely linked definitions given to the word listening forwarded by different scholars. It deals with types of listening and barriers to listening. It presents the listening situations and discusses the goals of teaching listening skills. Based on the goals of teaching listening, it shows how a listening lesson can be planned. The book gives ideas as to how the suitability of listening tasks can be determined. It also shows how a listening skill can be integrated with other skills: reading, writing and speaking. Furthermore, the book offers guidelines to have a successful listening lesson. It also deals with the factors that affect the listening skills of students. It shows possible kinds of listening activities (exercises) and how the difficulty level of such listening activities and texts can be determined.