Distance learning presents language teachers and learners with a new set of challenges, opportunities and practical realities. This book presents a comprehensive overview of important issues within the field and explores the ways in which all participants are adapting their practices in response to the new learning environment.
Contents: 1. The idea of distance language learning; 2. Related concepts; 3. Issues and trends; 4. The learner-context interface; 5. Developing awareness of distance language learners; 6. The initial experience of distance language learning; 7. Learner autonomy; 8. Learner support; 9. Learning sources; 10. New learning spaces and the way ahead