As this cross-border project unfolded, the collection of articles proved to be an immersive and enlightening introduction to the people, culture, and landscape we were hosting. By sharing their writings with us, our Belgian colleagues transport us to the world in which they live and work, inviting us to explore various aspects of English language teaching in their home country. And by compelling us to examine how their writings bear upon our own teaching practices and professional perspectives, these authors challenge us to transcend our own particularity.
With this latest ETAS Crossing Borders offering, I owe James Taylor an immense debt for constructing the bridge over which we could stride to relish the unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons gained from being part of an ELT community of practice without borders, but also fundamentally about human connectivity, the nature of collegiality, and the experience of collaboration. Because this bridge deserves our crossing, I do hope that you will take time out of your busy schedules to discover the many different threads that weave the fabric of this outstanding edition.