The article presents theoretical bases and topical scope of two sections of educational linguistics: Anglo-Saxon, developing in western Europe, the USA, Israel, Australia, and the Polish one, practised mostly at Cracow Pedagogical Academy. In the west, this section of applied linguistics analyses the nature of processes which are the basis of linguistic skills. Polish educational linguistics in the methodological sense shows a double perception of language facts: from language to education and vice versa, in the practical sense, it is a collection of tools for investigation of linguistic skills. To sum up, western educational linguistics has practical functions in linguistic education, whereas its Polish section has theoretical reflection on the education-language line more developed.
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