The Practice of Foreign Language Teaching: Theories and Applications

The Practice of Foreign Language Teaching: Theories and Applications is a collection of essays which will appeal to teachers of modern languages no matter the level of instruction. The volume analyzes the concepts of foreign language education and multicultural competence, including the notion of the intercultural speaker. It also discusses the ways in which language education policy develops, by comparing the theories and purposes of foreign language education. The essays collected here highlight the various different methods and approaches in language teaching, and introduce more experienced teachers to new approaches and teaching ideas. The book will also provide language instructors with the theoretical background and practical solutions they need to decide which approaches, materials, and resources can and should be used in their L2 classrooms.


Azamat Akbarov is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the International Burch University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has extensive experience in several areas of Applied Linguistics, in which he has published widely. His teaching and teacher-training experience of over 16 years spans Uzbekistan, South Korea and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dr Akbarov has also presented at numerous international conferences. and his research interests include linguistics, cognitive grammar, and cross-linguistic features of SLA, TESL, Discourse Analysis, and Bilingualism. He is the President of the Association for Applied Linguistics in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Chairman and Editor-in-chief of the Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics Conference (FLTAL), and regularly organises international events in the field of language education.

"[T]he volume ... contains a good coverage of the scholarship in language, literature and language education in South Eastern Europe, an area that is not very well represented in the mainstream literature. In addition, most of the contributions that report on actual pedagogical issues are clearly described and will perhaps be of value to language educators and researchers with an interest in how English is taught in the periphery of the English-using world."

Achilleas I. Kostoulas Karl-Franzens-Universit├Ąt Graz LINGUIST List, 23.05.16

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ISBN: 1-4438-7647-X

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-7647-6

Release Date: 19th June 2015

Pages: 590

Price: £62.99

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