Issues and Trends in Phraseodidactics

Document Type: Research Article


1 Kazan Federal University

2 Moscow Pedagogical State University


This article discusses current problems and trends in the field of phraseodidactics (the art of teaching phraseology). Phraseodidactics is an evolving field of research in the Russian Federation. Most of studies have been undertaken by European linguists, phraseologists and educators. However, a substantial part of research lacks unanimity of opinions and systematization; there is some dispute on the necessity of introducing phraseological units to foreign language students as well as on the volume of phraseological optimum, a set of phraseological units to be studied by students. Therefore, there is a need to carry out a review of the literature on phraseodidactics. Fifteen papers addressing phraseodidactics and phraseological competence have been selected and analyzed. The purpose and contribution of this paper is to offer a clearer picture of the modern state of affairs in the field of phraseodidactics, to identify current trends and problems, and to offer possible solutions.