How languages are learned

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Oxford University Press, Apr 13, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 233 pages
A readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, relating them to approaches to classroom methodology and practice. Provides a link between theories on language acquisition and approaches and methodology in language teaching, and discusses practical implications for the classroom, using activities and projects. Helps teachers to assess the merits of different methods and textbooks, and make the most of their time with learners. New for thisedition: explores recent theories (e.g.

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Contents

Language learning in early childhood
1
Explaining second language learning
29
Individual differences in second language learning
53
Learner language
77
Observing learning and teaching in the second language
109
Second language learning in the classroom
137
Popular ideas about language learning revisited
183
Bibliography
207
Index
229
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