This volume brings together 13 chapters that have been especially written for this collection in response to an international call for contributions to a book devoted to research on language learning and teaching beyond the classroom. In one sense, the common factor among the chapters lies in what they are not; there are no studies of classroom language learning or teaching in this volume. This is a significant point, because so many studies are based on research carried out in classrooms or with classroom learners and quite possibly informed by hidden assumptions related to the classroom setting. Studies of language learning and teaching in settings beyond the classroom are valuable, therefore, because they provide alternative perspectives on the meaning of, and social and cognitive processes involved in, language learning and teaching.
|Title of host publication||Beyond the Language Classroom|
|Editors||Phil Benson, Hayo Reinders|
|Place of Publication||Hampshire ; New York|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||9780230272439, 9781349323203|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|