Learners' Stories: Difference and Diversity in Language Learning

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Phil Benson, David Nunan
Cambridge University Press, Apr 7, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 174 pages
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This volume is a collection of nine original papers exploring dimensions of individual difference in language learning from narrative and biographical perspectives. This volume is a collection of nine original papers exploring dimensions of individual difference in language learning from narrative and biographical perspectives. Topics covered include motivation, emotion, age, learning strategies and beliefs, identity and the influence of classroom, distance and self-instructional settings. The authors use a variety of research methods to investigate learners' experiences of these aspects of the learning process. Among the countries represented in the research are Australia, Bahrain, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States. The studies will be of interest to teachers, teachers-in-preparation, teacher educators and researchers.
 

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Contents

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III
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IV
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V
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VI
69
VII
83
VIII
101
IX
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X
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XI
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XIII
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