Lessons from Good Language Learners

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 3, 2008 - Education - 324 pages
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This edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the area of sucessful language learning strategies and reviews the literature and research on this subject to date. The book provides a reference base, addresses theoretical issues and considers pedagogical implications. It identifies gaps in our current understanding and suggests useful research initiatives and it considers how all of this relates to successful language learning by unique individuals in a variety of situations. The book is divided into 2 sections: the first deals with learner variables and has chapters on such topics as age, culture, motivation, personality and aptitude. The second covers learning variables such as vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading and listening. The writers include many well-established names such as Anna Chamot, Paul Nation and Andrew Cohen as well as some of the best representatives of the new generation of applied linguists.
 

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Contents

IX
31
XI
47
XII
61
XIV
73
XV
85
XVII
95
XVIII
111
XX
122
XXXI
186
XXXIII
197
XXXIV
209
XXXVI
220
XXXVIII
230
XL
243
XLI
256
XLIII
267

XXII
133
XXIV
143
XXV
154
XXVII
169
XXIX
171
XLV
278
XLVII
294
XLVIII
306
L
318

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Carol Griffiths has many years' experience as teacher, manager and teacher trainer in the field of English Language Teaching. She completed a PhD researching language learning strategies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and learner issues continue to be her main research interest. Carol is currently working as a teacher trainer at Fatih University in Istanbul, Turkey, having previously worked in New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, North Korea and UK.

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