Issues in Teaching, Learning and Testing Speaking in a Second Language

  • Mirosław Pawlak
  • Ewa Waniek-Klimczak

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mediating Between Theory, Research and Classroom Practice

  3. Empirical Investigations of Factors Influencing Speaking Skills

  4. Teaching and Assessing Speaking Skills

About this book


The volume constitutes a state-of-the-art account of issues related to teaching, learning and testing speaking in a second language. It brings together contributions by Polish and international scholars which seek to create links between theory, research and classroom practice, report the findings of studies investigating the impact of linguistic, cognitive and affective factors on the development and use of speaking skills, and provide concrete pedagogic proposals for instruction and assessment in this area. As such, the book will be of interest not only to second language acquisition theorists and researchers, but also to foreign language teachers willing to enhance the quality of speaking instruction in their classrooms.


Classroom Discourse Communication Strategies Second Language Interaction Speaking in a Second Language

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 1
  • Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts Dept. of English StudiesAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland
  2. 2.Dept. of English Language and Applied LinguisticsUniversity of LodzLodzPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38338-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38339-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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