Language Learning Strategies and Individual Learner Characteristics: Situating Strategy Use in Diverse Contexts

Language Learning Strategies and Individual Learner Characteristics: Situating Strategy Use in Diverse Contexts

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ISBN-13: 9781350005044
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/22/2018
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Rebecca L. Oxford is Professor Emerita and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, USA.

Carmen M. Amerstorfer is Director, School of Education and Senior Scientist at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The State of the Art in Language Learning Strategies and Individual Learner Characteristics, Rebecca L. Oxford (University of Maryland, USA) and Carmen M. Amerstorfer (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria)
Part I: Theoretical Foundations of Individuals' Situated, Self-Regulated Language Learning Strategies
Introduction to Part I
1. Understanding Language Learning Strategies in Context: An Innovative, Complexity-based Approach, Rebecca L. Oxford (University of Maryland, USA), Roberta Z. Lavine (University of Maryland, USA), and Carmen M. Amerstorfer (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria)
2. Moving from Theory to Practice: A Closer Look at Language Learner Strategies, Andrew D. Cohen (University of Minnesota, USA)
3. How Individual Differences Relate to Successful Strategy Use: A Holistic View of Self-regulated Language Learners round the World, Carol Griffiths (Fatih University, Turkey)
Part II: Research Methodologies for Exploring Learning Strategies and Individual Differences
Introduction to Part II
4. Listening to Highly Anxious EFL Learners through the Use of Narrative: Metacognitive and Affective Strategies for Learner Self-regulation, Christina Gkonou (University of Essex, UK)
5. Modelling a Prototypical Use of Language Learning Strategies: Decision Tree-based Methods in Multiple Context, Atsushi Mizumoto and Osamu Takeuchi (Kansai University, Japan)
6. Mixing Methods: Investigating Self-regulated Strategies in a Cooperative EFL Learning Environment, Carmen M. Amerstorfer (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria)
Part III: Studies of Learning Strategies Emphasizing Diverse Contexts and Individual Difference Factors
Introduction to Part III
7. Making Language Learning Strategies Research Useful: Insights from China for the World, Peter Yongqi Gu (Victoria University, New Zealand)
8. Language Learning Strategies of Greek EFL Primary and Secondary School Learners: How Individual Characteristics Affect Strategy Use, Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Zoe Gavriilidou (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
9.The Use of Pronunciation Learning Strategies in Form-focused and Meaning-focused Activities: The Impact of Contextual and Individual Difference Variables, Miroslaw Pawlak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Part IV: Preparing Teachers and Presenting Strategy Instruction to Learners
Introduction to Part IV
10. Preparing Teachers for Language Learning Strategies Instruction in Diverse Classrooms: A Program for New Teachers, Anna Uhl Chamot (George Washington University, USA)
11. Investigating English Majors' Affective Strategy Use, Test Anxiety, and Strategy Instruction: Contextual Influences, Jakub Bielak and Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
12. Young Language Learners in Classroom Contexts: The Development of Strategy Assessment Methods and Tools, Pamela Gunning (Concordia University, Canada) and Carolyn E. Turbaner (McGill University, Canada)
Conclusion: Lessons Learned and the Future of Situated Learning Strategies, Carmen M. Amerstorfer (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria) and Rebecca L. Oxford (University of Maryland, USA)
Index

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