My scholarly discipline is applied linguistics, and, essentially, I research second language listening, with the focus being primarily on exploring the utility of different approaches to teaching listening such as metacognitive instruction and strategy instruction. Aspects of my research embrace a sociocultural theory perspective. I have had articles published in a range of well-known journals such as Language Learning, Language Teaching Research, ELT Journal, and Language Awareness. I have just completed serving for 3 years on the ELT Journal Editorial Advisory Panel. I currently teach English skills to undergraduate students and explore sociocultural theory on the G30 program with graduate students. I also continue to research second language listening and advise postgraduate students conducting related higher degree research.