This volume offers diverse perspectives on language and culture teaching explored against the background of a fast-paced globalized world of increased mobility and opportunity. While teachers are pressed to reinvent and adapt the existing teaching practices, researchers are invited to conduct studies with a view of implementing the findings in the classroom practice. This collection presents discussions of different aspects of foreign language instruction, language skills and learning strategies, and foreign languages in professional contexts, as well as the role of intercultural competence in language teaching and teacher education. Offering insights into a variety of foreign language and culture teaching contexts throughout Europe, this volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in applied linguistics and language and culture teaching methodology, including both experienced and novice language teachers, in the Balkan region and beyond.
Nina Lazarevic is Assistant Professor in Methodology of TEFL and Intercultural Communicative Competence at the University of Nis, Serbia. She holds a PhD from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Her current research interests are teacher training and development, education policies, and intercultural competence.Ljiljana Markovic is Senior Lecturer in the English Department of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Nis, Serbia. Her teaching and research interests, in addition to contemporary English areas such as grammar, writing, and speaking, include developing intercultural communicative competence and methodology of TEFL. She has presented at various international conferences, and has published research on gender issues in language and foreign language teaching.Tatjana Paunovic is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Nis, Serbia. Her teaching and research interests lie in linguistic phonetics, applied linguistics and EFL teaching, sociolinguistics, particularly language attitude research, and intercultural communicative competence.