An Interview with John Field

I was lucky enough to catch up with John Field the other week following his plenary talk at the IH Barcelona Conference. He kindly agreed to spare a few minutes to talk about skills development, and listening in particular.

We discussed subskills vs processes, strategies, the CEFR, skills syllabi and the future of listening.

I’ve popped it up on Youtube for ease of access. Time allowing, I may be able to get some follow up on some of the points discussed – in the meantime, feel free to add your own comments or queries here or on the youtube site – I’ll do my best to keep an eye on them.

I hope the sound quality’s alright – the neighbours started turning all the taps on once the filming started. I originally tried to EQ it out, but then I thought life’s too short and just uploaded it!