Table of Contents

Foreign language education in context.
Purposes for foreign language education.
Is language learning possible at school?.
The intercultural speaker : acting interculturally or being bicultural.
Intercultural competence and foreign language learning in the primary school.
Analysis and advocacy : researching the cultural dimensions of foreign language education.
Nationalism and internationalism in language education.
Language learning in Europe.
Foreign language teaching as political action.
Language education, political education and intercultural citizenship.
Education for intercultural citizenship.
Policies for intercultural citizenship education.
Curricula for intercultural citizenship education.
Assessment and/or evaluation of intercultural competence and intercultural citizenship. "This collection of essays and reflections starts from an analysis of the purposes of foreign language teaching and argues that these should include educational objectives which are ultimately similar to those of education for citizenship. It does so by a journey through reflections on what is possible and desirable in the classroom and how language teaching has a specific role in education systems which have long had,and often still have,the purpose of encouraging young people to identify with the nation state."--BOOK JACKET.