Editorial introduction: A reflection on the role of foreign language learning in today’s education

Rigoberto Castillo

Abstract


As a guest editor of this edition of the Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL), I would like to share with the readers a reflection on what I perceive as the evolving role of foreign language (FL) learning in today’s educational settings. I offer some ideas on what institutions need to consider in FL teaching and propose some questions for these to think about.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5294/laclil.2012.5.2.11

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