Affect in Language Learning / Edition 1

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The affective domain and the emotional factors which influence language learning have been of interest in the field of language teaching for a number of years. By proposing a holistic approach to the learning process, this volume takes the position that the language learning experience will be much more effective when both affect and cognition are considered. The eighteen chapters discuss issues such as memory, anxiety, self-esteem, facilitation, autonomy, classroom activities, and assessment from the perspective of affect. Affect in Language Learning will be of interest to teachers-in-preparation, teachers, teacher educators, curriculum designers, programme administrators and researchers and to those second language teaching professionals who wish to improve language teaching through a greater awareness of the role affect plays.
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'Affect in Language Learning is an 18 chapter compendium of finger-on-the-pulse humanistic thought and practice. It is interesting to see how so many varied approaches have led to the same conclusion about the importance of affect in learning. That [this] is an important book in the humanistic genre is of no doubt.' Greta Magazine, Spain

'There's a lot of stimulating stuff here. Recommended.' ELT News, Austria

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521659635
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Cambridge Language Teaching Library Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. A Introduction 1
1 A map of the terrain 1
Pt. B Exploring the learner's space 25
2 A neurobiological perspective on affect and methodology in second language learning 28
3 Affect in learning and memory: from alchemy to chemistry 43
4 Anxiety and the language learner: new insights 58
5 Ego boundaries and tolerance of ambiguity in second language learning 68
6 Self-esteem in the classroom or the metamorphosis of butterflies 87
Pt. C Exploring the teacher's space 105
7 Learning to think, feel and teach reflectively 109
8 Facilitation in language teaching 125
9 Affect and the role of teachers in the development of learner autonomy 142
10 The role of group dynamics in foreign language learning and teaching 155
Pt. D Exploring the interactional space 173
11 Enhancing personal development: humanistic activities at work 177
12 The humanistic exercise 194
13 Learning by heart: a Lozanov perspective 211
14 Cooperative language learning and affective factors 226
15 Creating a learning culture to which students want to belong: the application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming to language teaching 246
16 Visualization: language learning with the mind's eye 260
17 Authentic assessment in affective foreign language education 279
Pt. E Epilogue 297
18 Affect in the classroom: problems, politics and pragmatics 297
References 307
Subject index 334
Author index 341
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