Beniko Mason is Professor Emerita at Shitennoji University Junior College in Osaka, Japan. She has been developing and conducting research on Story-Listening and Guided Self-Selected Reading for several decades. Her publications have appeared in many professional journals including System, the RELC Journal, the TESOL Quarterly, ITL: Review of Applied Linguistics, Language Teacher, and Shitennoji University Bulletin. She has demonstrated her methods and has presented her findings in professional conferences in Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Laos, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States. Her published papers are available at: beniko-mason.net.