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Sheila Thorn

Sheila Thorn

Sheila is an experienced ELT teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and examination writer with a particular interest in authentic listening and language acquisition.  She founded The Listening Business in 1998 and is the author of the Real Lives, Real Listening series (Collins), a series of books featuring authentic recordings and listening training materials for students from elementary to advanced level.  Her most recent methodology book, Integrating Authentic Listening into the Language Classroom (Pavilion) is coming out in 2021.  Sheila regularly speaks at national and international conferences on various aspects of L2 listening training and testing and has written a number of significant articles in this field.