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Teaching Integrated Skills

  1. Alan Hirvela

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1161

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Hirvela, A. 2012. Teaching Integrated Skills. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Teaching foreign-language skills in an integrated way—that is, with what is sometimes called a “blending” of the skills within a teaching/learning event as opposed to teaching them separately from each other—traditionally was not seen as an option by language teachers.


  • language teaching;
  • language in the classroom;
  • second language acquisition;
  • teaching methods in applied linguistics;
  • reading;
  • writing