Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills: Autobiographical reflexive approach to teaching and learning a foreign language Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills offers an autobiographical reflexive approach to foreign language education. The orientation of the book is practical, containing rich descriptions of language learning situations including authentic language use and student stories.
Teaching, including planning, methods, classroom work and evaluation, and case studies of "good" language learning and how dialogue based on reminiscing can be used to promote students’ well-being in the language classroom are described in detail. Many practical examples of how to develop autobiographical reflexive approach, based on the phenomenological philosophy, and methodology, are presented. Learning Languages, Learning Life Skills significantly enhances the communicative approach and going beyond it into a new paradigm, whereby foreign language teaching and learning are seen as foreign language education.