Understanding Learning Styles in the Second Language Classroom / Edition 1

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This anthology of essays by internationally-known ESL/EFL teachers and researchers addresses the ways in which students learn and in which teachers can respond to various learning styles to help student succeed. Includes correlative tables and charts that help clarify learning styles and techniques. For teachers and teacher-trainers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132816366
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures

Preface Joy Reid

Theory and Practice

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Multiple Intelligence Theory and Second Language Learning

Mary Ann Christison, Snow College

Chapter 2 Teachers as Perceptual Learning Styles Researchers

Joy Reid, University of Wyoming

Chapter 3 The Triune Brain and Learning:Practice Insight for the Classroom

Emma Violand-Sánchez, Arlington ( Virginia ) Public Schools

Chapter 4 Learning Style Diversity and the Reading Class: Curriculum Design and Assessment

Marian Tyacke, University of Toronto

Chapter 5 Computers and Collaboration: Adapting CALL Materials to Different Learning Styles

Ken Keobke, City University of Hong Kong

Chapter 6 Learning Styles and Strategies of a Partially Bilingual Student Diagnosed as Learning Disabled: A Case Study

Rebecca Oxford, University of Alabama

Christine Nam, Teachers College, Columbia University

Chapter 7 Filed Independence, Field Dependence, and Field Sensitivity in Another Light

Madeline E. Ehrmam, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington , Virginia

Practice and Theory

Chapter 8 “Keep the Fire in Me”: Teaching Advanced ESL Learners Through Their Learning Styles

Prem Ramburuth, University of New South Wales

Chapter 9 Bridging the Gap Between Teaching Styles and Learning Styles

Maria Hsueh-yu Cheng, Chinese Military Academy , R.O.C.

Kingsley Banya, Florida International University

Chapter 10 Designing ESL Classroom Collaboration to Accommodate Diverse Work Styles

Kate Kinsella, San Francisco State University

Kathy Sherak, San Francisco State University

Chapter 11 Developing a Survey for Multiple Intelligences: A Collaborative ESL Class Project

Chris Sauer, Divine World College

Chapter 12 Teaching Modals to Multistyle Learners

Barbara Harthill, University of Denver

Connie Busch, University of Denver

Chapter 13 Transforming Text Through Graphic Responses

Roberta Vann, Iowa State University

Chapter 14 Adult Learning Styles and Individual Writing Processes in the ESL/EFL Composition Classroom

Kristina Torkelson Gray, Northern Virginia Community College

Chapter 15 Expanding the Learning Styles of Japanese Analytic Learners

Jerry Call, Divine State College

Chapter 16 Encouraging Learner Independence

David Nunan, The English Centre, The University of Hong Kong


Appendix 1 Multiple Intelligence Inventory for Teachers

Mary Ann Christison

Appendix 2 Student-Generated Inventory for Secondary and Young Adult Learners

Mary Ann Christison

Appendix 3 Perceptual Learning Style Preference Survey

Joy Reid

Appendix 4 The Tyacke Profile

Marian Tyacke

Appendix 5 Motivation and Strategies Questionnaire

Madeline E. Ehrman

Appendix 6 Academic Work Style Survey

Kate Kinsella

Appendix 7 Instructor Self-Assesment Form: Group Work Design and Implementation

Kate Kinsella

Appendix 8 Style Analysis Survey (SAS): Assessing Your Own Learning and Working Styles

Rebecca L. Oxford



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