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New Insights into Foreign Language Learning and Teaching


Kees van Esch and Oliver St. John

Contents: James P. Lantolf: An Overview of Sociocultural Theory – Howard Grabois: What Does SCT Research Reveal about Second Language Learning? – Steven L. Thorne: Cultural historical activity theory and the object of innovation – Sandra J. Savignon: Language, Identity, and Curriculum Design: Communicative Language Teaching in the 21st Century – Diane Musumeci: Research Insights and Communicative Language Teaching – Celeste Kinginger: Communicative Foreign Language Teaching Through Telecollaboration – Lies Sercu: Intercultural communicative competence in foreign language education. Integrating theory and practice – Lies Sercu: Researching the acquisition of intercultural communicative competence in a foreign language. Setting the agenda for a research area – Lieve de Wachter/Annemie Decavele: The acquisition of intercultural communicative competence. Some guidelines for better results on the ‘intercultural competence’ level – Eus Schalkwijk/Kees van Esch/Adri Elsen/Wim Setz: Learner Autonomy in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching – Kees van Esch/Adri Elsen: Effecting Change: research into Learner Autonomy in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching – Socrates Lingua Learner Autonomy Group: Learner Autonomy in Initial Foreign Language Teacher Education.