Stanislav Štěpáník works as Associate Professor at the Department of Czech Language and Literature and Vice-Dean for Science, Research and Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Education of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He also serves as the Chair of the National Cabinet for Czech language and literature. His main interests are L1 didactics, constructivist pedagogy and comparative L1 didactics. He specializes in the development of communication skills in relation to teaching grammar, and on implementation of communicative approaches to L1 teaching. Main works: Výuka češtiny mezi tradicí a inovací (Praha: Academia, 2020), Školní výpravy do krajiny češtiny (Plzeň: Fraus, 2020; co-author), Vztah jazyka a komunikace v česko-slovensko-polské didaktické reflexi (Praha: Karolinum, 2019; co-author), Between Grammar and Communication: Teaching L1 in the Czech Republic and England (in Rethinking L1 Education in the Global Era. New York: Springer, 2020) or Teaching of National Languages in the V4 Countries (Praha: Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2016; co-author). He is the main author or co-author of many other scientific papers on Czech language didactics as well as practical methodological materials (e.g. Možnosti integrace ve výuce českého jazyka – available on-line). Among other institutions, he has been working for the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic or the National Pedagogical Institute of the Czech Republic. Since 2016 he has been a member of ARLE – International Association for Research in L1 Education – as well as SIG EduLing (Special Interest Group for Educational Linguistics) within ARLE.