The volume Learning Is Fun. Teaching Methodology for Plurilingual Education and a Balanced Life offers a topical perspective at the intersection of didactics and foreign language teaching methodology with acquiring competences for active life-long learning, intercultural communication and plurilingual education. The studies included in the volume tackle a large variety of topics, which constitute the conceptual framework to understand adults’ education from a trans- and inter-disciplinary perspective.
The starting point is teaching/ learning foreign languages, as a way of enhancing personal development and for the complex professional challenges in the global contemporary world today. The authors navigate expertly through a conceptual diversity and topical subjects and benefit from a varied bibliographical support (classical texts of the fields of research, as well as updated papers) to bring a large spectrum of analyses and perspectives under the cover of the same book. Thus, the chapters present ways of harmonizing professional and personal aspects of life in order to have a balanced life, or tackling dance as artistic expression, and also as starting point to acquire transferable skills and competences (lead and follow, socializing, intercultural communication, non-verbal communication, etc.). Other chapters examine ways of learning or of teaching through a combination of activities on an online platform and face-to-face courses (blended learning), linguistic diversity and reachness (noticeable, for example, in teaching Romanian as a foreign languages) or the interdisciplinary approach, through combining dance with foreign language education.
Taking into account its increased versatility, Learning Is Fun. Teaching Methodology for Plurilingual Education and a Balanced Life addresses a large category of readership: the students of all levels of study (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD), especially those who follow the pedagogical module, preparing for a teaching career, as well as established teachers of foreign languages, specialists in the field of education, and the larger public interested in learning foreign languages.