Positive Psychology Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

  • Danuta Gabryś-Barker
  • Dagmara Gałajda

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introducing Positive Psychology in Second Language Acquisition

  3. Focus on a Learner: Positive Interventions

  4. Focus on a Teacher: Personal and Professional Well-being

  5. Focus on Assessment: Achievement and Success

About this book


This book introduces readers to the principles of a fairly new branch of psychology – positive psychology – and demonstrates how they can be applied in the context of second language acquisition in a natural environment and in instructed foreign language (FL) learning. It focuses both on the well-being and success of the learner and the professional and personal well-being of the teacher. Further, the book stresses the importance of the positive emotions and character strengths of those involved in the process of language learning and teaching, as well as the significant role played by enabling institutions such as school and, at the micro-level, individual FL classes.


Positive Psychology for Language Learning Second Language Acquisition Character Strengths Positive Emotions Enabling Institutions

Editors and affiliations

  • Danuta Gabryś-Barker
    • 1
  • Dagmara Gałajda
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32953-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32954-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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