Challenging Boundaries in Language Education

  • Achilleas Kostoulas

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rethinking Language Education Theory

  3. Reshaping Language Education Practice

  4. Redefining Language Teachers and Learners

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


This edited collection challenges the perceptions of disciplinary, linguistic, geographical and ideological borders that run across language education. By highlighting commonalities and tracing connections between diverse sub-fields that have traditionally been studied separately, the book shows how the perspectives of practitioners and researchers working in diverse areas of language education can mutually inform each other. It consists of three thematic parts: Part I outlines the field of language education and challenges its definition by highlighting additional theoretical constructs that have tended to be viewed as separate from language education. Part II investigates curricular boundaries, showing how the language-learning curriculum can be enriched by connections with other curricular areas. Lastly, Part III looks into the challenges and opportunities associated with language education against the backdrop of globalisation.


Language Teaching TESOL Applied Linguistics Language Education E-learning Teacher Training Programme

Editors and affiliations

  • Achilleas Kostoulas
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford RoadThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17056-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17057-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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