Chapter 1: Toward Managing Language Pedagogy and Language Teaching
Research.- Chapter 2: Language Acquisition: A Systemic View from
Cognitive Linguistics.- Chapter 3: Teaching English Grammar for
Communicative Purposes: A Systems Approach.- Chapter 4: Vocabulary
Teaching: A Systemic Perspective.- Chapter 5: Surveying the
Landscape of Second Language Classroom Research.- Chapter 6: A Soft
Systems Approach to Lifelong Learning.- Chapter 7: A "Softer"
Instructional Systems Design for Language Pedagogy.- Chapter 8:
Team Teaching and Team Learning: SSM applied to the team-taught
classroom.- Chapter 9: Interaction in the Language Classroom: A
Systems Approach.- Chapter 10: Systems Thinking: An ESP Genre
Akira Tajino, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University, is currently a Professor of Educational Linguistics at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan. His research interests include EAP, classroom research, and pedagogical grammar. He is a former Director of International Academic Research and of the Resource Center for Language Education at Kyoto University, and is a recipient of the JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Award for excellence in teaching (2011) and the JACET Award for excellence in academic publication (2014). He is the author/editor of more than 20 books, including Researching Language Teaching and Learning: An Integration of Practice and Theory (Peter Lang, 2009), Team Teaching and Team Learning in the Language Classroom: Collaboration for Innovation in ELT (Routledge, 2016), and A New Approach to English Pedagogical Grammar: The Order of Meanings (Routledge, 2018). He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including ELT Journal (Oxford University Press).