First of all, we would like to thank the Socrates and Youth Bureau and the European Commission for their cooperation and financial assistance that enabled us to carry out the research and seminars, the results of which are reflected in this book.
We also express our gratitude to Gillian Donmall (University of Derby) who was the initiator of this three-year LINGUA project and whose dedication and commitment brought the team together, and who, as President of the Association for Language Awareness, helped give the project its present orientation.
We thank especially Antony J. Peck for his work as chief adviser. His extensive experience in foreign language teacher training at the University of York is evident throughout the entire structure of this book.
We also thank all of the participants in the research seminars, whose work and ideas, although not directly reflected in this publication, were important to its success.
Last but not least, we thank our wives and husbands for the patience they have shown during the entire period of the work.