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Journal Title: Language Teaching
Volume/Issue:   40/3
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: language teaching
by Daniel Nettle
pp i-i

Call for papers
by Daniel Nettle
pp iii-iv

Recent developments in second and foreign language listening comprehension research
by Larry Vandergrift
pp 191-210

Recent research (2000–2006) into applied linguistics and language teaching with specific reference to L2 French
by Michael Evans
pp 211-230

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the design of language tests: A matter of effect
by Fred Davidson, Glenn Fulcher
pp 231-241

Communicative and task-based language teaching in East Asian classrooms
by William Littlewood
pp 243-249

Language testing
by William Littlewood
pp 268-271

Teacher education
by William Littlewood
pp 271-273

Bilingual education & bilingualism
by Fredrik Karlsson
pp 273-277

Sociolinguistics
by William Littlewood
pp 277-281

Sociolinguistics
by Fredrik Karlsson
pp 277-281

Applied linguistics
by William Littlewood
pp 281-282

Applied linguistics
by Fredrik Karlsson, William Littlewood
pp 281-282

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
 
LL Issue: 18.2062