Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties

Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties

by Madeline E. Ehrman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761901914

ISBN-13: 9780761901914

Pub. Date: 09/26/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The insights, techniques and skills needed to understand why some adult students have difficulties with learning a second language are presented in this book. The author's premise is that what appears on the surface is often not the real source of the learner's difficulty. A correct diagnosis of the cause of the problem is important if intervention is to prove

Overview

The insights, techniques and skills needed to understand why some adult students have difficulties with learning a second language are presented in this book. The author's premise is that what appears on the surface is often not the real source of the learner's difficulty. A correct diagnosis of the cause of the problem is important if intervention is to prove effective.

The book presents a large number of theories and models of learning, and covers areas including: learning styles and personality dispositions; student motivation, self-efficacy and anxiety; and how to interview students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761901914
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/26/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
What Is This Book For?
Direct Data Collection
Observation
Direct Data Collection
Interviewing Students.
Cognitive Learning Styles
Field Independence and Field Sensitivity
Personality Models
The Affective Dimension
Motivation, Self-Efficacy, and Anxiety
Biographic Background Information and Student Learning Strategies
Using Information from Questionnaires and Tests and Language Aptitude
Students in Context
When You Need Outside Help
On Your Own

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