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At the Crossroads: Challenges of Foreign Language Learning

  • Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel
  • Elżbieta Szymańska-Czaplak
  • Magdalena Szyszka
  • Offers a unique combination of research issues in foreign language (FL) teaching and learning, targeting a wide readership

  • Includes a representative selection of research by leading experts in the field of applied linguistics and second language acquisition

  • Focuses on various cognitive, affective and socio-cultural aspects of the foreign-language (FL) teaching/learning process

  • Presents important guidelines for researchers interested in foreign language (FL) learning challenges


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. On Mental Processes and L1 Interference in L2 Learning

  3. On Individual Learner Differences

  4. On Linguistic Challenges in Various Socio-cultural Contexts

About this book


This book offers a valuable contribution to the discussion on the complexities of L2 learning processes that pose a challenge to learners. Focusing on the cognitive, affective and socio-cultural perspectives, the papers included provide important insights into the individual’s experiences in second language acquisition. This work also addresses social interactions and cultural background, shedding new light on their role in the context in L2 learning processes. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the challenges of foreign-language (FL) learning and teaching.


Second Language Learning and Teaching Affective Factors in Second Language Learning Cognition in Language Learning Cultural Background and Language Learning Individual Differences Foreign Language Teaching F-L Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel
    • 1
  • Elżbieta Szymańska-Czaplak
    • 2
  • Magdalena Szyszka
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of EnglishOpole UniversityOpolePoland
  2. 2.Institute of EnglishOpole UniversityOpolePoland
  3. 3.Institute of EnglishOpole UniversityOpolePoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title At the Crossroads: Challenges of Foreign Language Learning
  • Editors Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel
    Elżbieta Szymańska-Czaplak
    Magdalena Szyszka
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-55154-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85581-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55155-5
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 203
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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