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Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties
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Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties


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Linguistics (General)

© 1996 | 364 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

 
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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