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Challenging Boundaries in Language Education

  • Achilleas Kostoulas
  • Includes diverse theoretical perspectives, including some that are novel, in language education

  • Provides a good balance between research- and practice-oriented contributions

  • Highlights the challenges of transnational mobility and the refugee crisis for language educators


Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rethinking Language Education Theory

  3. Reshaping Language Education Practice

  4. Redefining Language Teachers and Learners

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


This edited collection challenges the perceptions of disciplinary, linguistic, geographical and ideological borders that run across language education. By highlighting commonalities and tracing connections between diverse sub-fields that have traditionally been studied separately, the book shows how the perspectives of practitioners and researchers working in diverse areas of language education can mutually inform each other. It consists of three thematic parts: Part I outlines the field of language education and challenges its definition by highlighting additional theoretical constructs that have tended to be viewed as separate from language education. Part II investigates curricular boundaries, showing how the language-learning curriculum can be enriched by connections with other curricular areas. Lastly, Part III looks into the challenges and opportunities associated with language education against the backdrop of globalisation.


Language Teaching TESOL Applied Linguistics Language Education E-learning Teacher Training Programme

Editors and affiliations

  • Achilleas Kostoulas
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford RoadThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Challenging Boundaries in Language Education
  • Editors Achilleas Kostoulas
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-17056-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-17059-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-17057-8
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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