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New Media and Perennial Problems in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

  • Liliana Piasecka
  • Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
  • Przemysław Wilk


  • Concerns the impact of the newest communication and information technologies (e.g. social networks) on foreign/second language learning practices

  • Contains detailed descriptions of how to implement the new media and to handle old problems in regular teaching practices

  • The empirical studies discussed in the book provide important guidelines for researchers interested in conducting similar research


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. New Media and Foreign Language Development

  3. Perennial Issues in Foreign Language Development

About this book


The book concerns the ways in which the new media shape communication along with educational expectations and practices in foreign language classrooms. Although foreign language learners have cheap and easy access to information and ways of communication, they also wrestle with problems that have always accompanied language learning. The focus of the book is two-fold. On the one hand, the authors demonstrate how using social networks, videoconferencing, mobile phones, wikis, and computer-mediated interaction contributes to the development of language skills, negotiated interaction, autonomy, and intercultural competence. On the other, they discuss “old” issues pertaining to the role of vocabulary, corrective feedback, textbooks and inner speech in the process of language learning and use. Every chapter reports original empirical research on issues related to the new media and old problems in foreign language teaching contexts in various countries, and with respect to various age groups.


Development of Language Skills Foreign/Second Language Learning and Teaching Language Teaching Resources Learner Autonomy New Media

Editors and affiliations

  • Liliana Piasecka
    • 1
  • Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
    • 2
  • Przemysław Wilk
    • 3
  1. 1.Instytut Filologii AngielskiejUniwersytet OpolskiOpolePoland
  2. 2.Instytut Filologii AngielskiejUniwersytet OpolskiOpolePoland
  3. 3.Instytut Filologii AngielskiejUniwersytet OpolskiOpolePoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Media and Perennial Problems in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
  • Editors Liliana Piasecka
    Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
    Przemysław Wilk
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-07685-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35904-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-07686-7
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 228
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
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