Park, Deok-jae. 2002. A Study on the Improvement of Listening Comprehension for Communication - With Reference to an Experiment through the Internet. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 10(1). One of the desirable goals of listening in language teaching is to improve students' ability to speak for successful communication. However, present-day listening education in Korea is far from attaining the goal in that it is primarily focused on the listening test and its result rather than interactive communication. In this regard, this paper aims to explore effective teaching methods of English listening comprehension for Korean students. Upon the assumption that constructivism provides resourceful theoretical background for the interactive language education, this paper emphasizes the importance of interaction in listening education. Multimedia-assisted instruction (MAI) is considered as one of alternatives. However, despite the high expectation of it as an effective educational tool for listening education, MAI alone turned out to be disappointing in that it fails to provide desired level of interactive instruction. This paper attempts to find a solution to fill the gap. The conclusion is drawn that MAI can be an effective method of listening education only if it is supplemented by appropriate material for interaction.