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Journal Title: Language Teaching
Volume/Issue:   41/2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: The language curriculum: A social contextual perspective
by Kathleen Graves
pp 147-181

Research on foreign-language teaching and learning in the Netherlands (2002–2006)
by Marjolijn H. Verspoor, Marjolein Cremer
pp 183-211

Teaching and assessing L2 pragmatics: What can we expect from learners?
by Andrew D Cohen
pp 213-235

Genre awareness for the novice academic student: An ongoing quest
by Ann M. Johns
pp 237-252

The puzzle of language learning: From child's play to ‘linguaphobia’
by Alison Wray
pp 253-271

Review of doctoral research in second-language teaching and learning in Australia (2003–2006)
by Anne Burns, Brian Paltridge, Gillian Wigglesworth
pp 273-293

The AILA Research Network – CLIL and Immersion Classrooms: Applied Linguistic Perspectives
by Ute Smit
pp 295-298

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 19.1173