Tony Lynch is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Applied Language Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. There he directs and teaches pre-session and in-session academic English courses for international students, works in teacher education and supervises research students. Among his research interests are task recycling, listener autonomy, and ways of helping learners notice features of their own second language speech.

Teaching Second Language Listening is his third book for language teachers for Oxford University Press. The others are Listening (co-authored with Anne Anderson) and Communication in the Language Classroom.