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ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

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ISBN-10: 052154663X

ISBN-13: 9780521546638

Edition: 2004

Authors: LeaverBetty Lou, Madeline E. Ehrman, Boris Shekhtman

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This clear and informative textbook is designed to help the student achieve optimal success as a language learner and user. Aimed at beginning to intermediate undergraduates and above, it teaches students to understand their own preferences in learning, to develop individual learning plans and approaches, and to select appropriate learning strategies. The authors - all leading experts in language teaching - base their advice on theories of learning, cognition, and memory, concepts which they explain in simple and accessible terms. The book is divided into three sections - learning, language, and communication - and provides students with communicative strategies for use in real-life interaction with native speakers. Each chapter contains an overview and review section, with learning activities that students can carry out by themselves, in groups, or in the classroom. Equally suitable for use both by individuals and as a class text, this book will become an invaluable resource for all language learners.
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Book details

List price: $51.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Notes on authors
Acknowledgments
Note to the reader
Learning
Planning foreign-language study
Understanding the role of cognition in the learning process
Learning styles and learning strategies
Understanding feelings and personality in language learning
Interpersonal dynamics in the learning process
Language
Verbal language
Sociolinguistics: the right expression
Unspoken communication
Independence
Self-regulation and learner autonomy
Controlling spoken and written communication
Epilogue: from here to there: attaining near-native proficiency
Answers to "practicing what you have learned"
Learning strategies taxonomies
References