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Challenges of Second and Foreign Language Education in a Globalized World

Studies in Honor of Krystyna Droździał-Szelest

  • Mirosław Pawlak
  • Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak


  • Offers unique insights into challenges facing second and foreign education from the perspective of instructional practices, research and teacher education

  • Provides practical implications for foreign language pedagogy

  • Comprehends 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-xii
  2. Challenges of Language Teaching and Learning

  3. Challenges of Researching Language Classrooms

  4. Challenges of Teacher Education and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269

About this book


This edited collection brings together papers by eminent scholars who attempt to demonstrate how challenges can most successfully be ameliorated with an eye to enhancing the effectiveness of the processes of language teaching and learning. 
In Part One, emphasis is placed on challenges that second language education has to face, both those more general, dealing with language policy issues, and those more specific, concerned with instructional options in the language classroom. Part Two focuses on challenges involved in researching the processes of teaching and learning in the second and foreign languages classroom, both with respect to research methodology and efforts to tap some variables impinging upon the effects of instruction. Finally, Part Three is devoted to challenges involved in second and foreign language teacher education, the quality of which to a large extent determines the outcomes of second language education in any educational context.


Language Learning Language Teaching Teacher Education Instructional Practices Second Language Acquisition Research Second language acquisition foreign language acquisition methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 1
  • Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine ArtsAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine ArtsAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Challenges of Second and Foreign Language Education in a Globalized World
  • Book Subtitle Studies in Honor of Krystyna Droździał-Szelest
  • Editors Mirosław Pawlak
    Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-66974-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88356-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-66975-5
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 344
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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