Affect in foreign language and second language learning: a practical guide to creating a low-anxiety classroom atmosphere

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McGraw Hill, Nov 20, 1998 - Education - 273 pages
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Affect in Foreign Language and Second Language Learning offers high school and college/university second language teachers, or teachers-in-training, practical suggestions for creating activities that take into account learner anxieties, frustrations or discomfort in the language learning process. The objective of the book is to offer concrete instructional approaches for language learning that are rooted in second language acquisition research and, at the same time, that promote a low-anxiety classroom environment. The authors of each chapter are specialists in specific areas of language learning and their essays, composed specifically for this volume, lay the groundwork for continued research on affect in language learning. This text is part of the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series, edited by James F. Lee and Bill VanPatten.

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Contents

Attending to Affect While Developing
47
Language Anxiety and Individual Differences
167
Appendices AH
247
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About the author (1998)

Dolly J. Young (Ph.D., the University of Texas) is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Tennessee. She supervises the first- and second-year Spanish programs and provides teacher training for graduate students. She has published widely in the areas of language anxiety and foreign language reading. She co-edited the first languge anxiety volume Language Anxiety: From Theory and Research to Classroom Implications, with Elaine K. Horowitz, co-wrote a supplementary Spanish reader, Esquemas, with the late Darlene F. Wolf, and co-wrote the second-year Spanish textbook ¿Qué te parece? with Dr. James Lee, Darlene Wolf, and Paul Chandler.