Academic journal article Academic Exchange Quarterly

Expanding the Language Teaching and Learning Knowledge Base. (Editorial)

Academic journal article Academic Exchange Quarterly

Expanding the Language Teaching and Learning Knowledge Base. (Editorial)

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The last edition of Academic Exchange Quarterly that focussed on language, Fall 2001, concentrated on the differences in teaching and learning across cultures. The present issue reflects research focusing on reading and writing skills at the college level. This suggests a shift away from earlier trends towards the Communicative Approach. The large number of these types of submissions may also reflect the growing concern, especially in the United States, over the low level in proficiency in this area for both native speaker (L1) and second language (L2) learners.

The field of language teacher training and development has also produced a number of submissions. The development of language teachers from novice to expert has been discussed widely recently. We are happy to be able to include an article on this theme. Other related articles in this edition address issues such as learner autonomy and social constructivism in relation to L2 teaching and learning. Again, this confirms new areas of interest among language researchers.

How do we address this language technology? How can it be successfully integrated into the curriculum? …

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