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Cross-Curricular Approaches to Language Education

Editor(s): Eleni Agathopoulou, Marina Mattheoudakis, Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey
Contributors: Ioanna Ziaka, Eleftheria Zaga, George J. Xydopoulos, Eleni Vletsi, Kuriakoula Tzortzatou, Marina Tzoannopoulou,

Book Description

Current applied linguistic research generally supports the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in education with the objective of enhancing learners’ progress and teachers’ practices.

In this spirit, this edited volume explores the issue of cross-curricular learning and teaching from a wider perspective. The twenty-three papers collected here are categorised in four thematic units, all of which, however, share a common feature: they focus on interdisciplinary learning and promote the integration of knowledge and skills from various subject areas. As such, all the papers brought together in this volume, thus, emphasise the interconnectedness of knowledge and ideas in primary, secondary and tertiary education. The theme of Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning is related in this volume to Intercultural Education, to Content and Language Integrated Learning, and to Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The book will be of interest to scholars who are interested in relevant research-based data and results, and to educators who wish to update their knowledge about cross-curricular teaching and improve their language teaching practices.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6819-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6819-1
Date of Publication: 01/12/2014
Pages / Size: 496 / A5
Price: £57.99


Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey (BA, Dipl. TEFL, MA, PhD) is Professor Emeritus of the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research interests and publications focus on SLA, language learning strategies and styles, Greek as an S/FL, and multilingualism. She has authored Language Learning Strategies in the Foreign Language Classroom (2010) and co-authored The Temporal System of Modern Greek (2011) [in Greek]. She is the Editor of the Journal of Applied Linguistics, issued annually by the Greek Applied Linguistics Association.

Eleni Agathopoulou is a tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics (from the University of Reading, UK) and a PhD in Linguistics (from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She is interested in various aspects of applied linguistics, particularly in second language acquisition and teaching. She has published and presented papers on second language morphology, focus-on-form instruction and learning strategies.

Marina Mattheoudakis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds an MA in TEFL (from the University of Birmingham, UK) and a PhD in Applied Linguistics (from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Her main research interests lie in the areas of second language learning and teaching, and corpora and their applications. She has presented her research work at national and international conferences, and has published in international journals, books and conference proceedings.