How Languages are Learned: An Introduction to the Main Theories of First and Second Language Acquisition (Paperback)
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Short Description for How Languages are Learned Presenting an introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition, this title relates them to approaches in classroom methodology and practice. It helps teachers to assess the merits of different methods and textbooks. It also explores various theories, such as skill learning, connectionism, the 'noticing' hypothesis.
- Published: 27 April 2006
- Format: Paperback 252 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780194422246 ISBN 10: 0194422240
- Sales rank: 6,991
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Full description for How Languages are Learned
This thoroughly updated third edition presents the main theories of language acquisition, considering their bearing on language teaching. It discusses the effects of factors such as intelligence, personality, and age. It helps teachers assess the merits of different methods and textbooks. This new edition includes more information on theories of first language acquisition and early bilingualism, and the affects of motivation and style.