Language Learner Strategies: 30 Years of Research and Practice

Language Learner Strategies: 30 Years of Research and Practice

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Research into language learner strategies has the fundamental goal of improving the teaching and learning of second languages. This book explores the notion that the reason some learners of second languages excel and others struggle lies in what the learners themselves do-the strategies they bring to language learning and to language use. Name of series: Oxford Applied Linguisticsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0194422542
  • 9780194422543
  • 698,626

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'...practitioners, researchers, and advanced students of second language acquisition and applied linguistics will find this book a valuable addition to their bookshelves if they want to better understand the history, application, shortcomings, and benefits of language learner strategy.' The Modern Language Journal '...a very interesting read and one I expect I will refer to for quite some time to come.' Modern English Teacher, 2009 'a structured and coherent book' TESL Electronic Journal, 13.2, Sept 2009 '...offers its readers a monumental collection of work, with contributions by experts in the field who reflect on 30 years of LLS research and practice. It seeks to chart a clear direction not only for those of us in the field but also for those newcomers who, inspired by LLS research, aspire to innovate language teaching and to optimize student learning. I am ready to recommend this book to academics, researchers, and graduate students who are interested in helping students to improve performance in second/foreign language learning.' Lawrence Jun Zhang, Applied Linguistics Journal 'Essential for anyone who wants to keep up-to-date with developments in this active field.' The Teacher Trainer Journal 23:1, 2009 '...insightful reading, which even the sceptics will find of interest. It gives new meaning and direction to the field of language learner strategies.' Journal of the IATEFL SIG '...could be used as a model for researchers in any area wanting to review their field and offer a vision for the future.' English Teaching Professionalshow more

Table of contents

PART 1: ISSUES, THEORIES AND FRAMEWORKS; PART 2: REVIEWING 30 YEARS OF EMPIRICAL LLS RESEARCHshow more

Review Text

'...practitioners, researchers, and advanced students of second language acquisition and applied linguistics will find this book a valuable addition to their bookshelves if they want to better understand the history, application, shortcomings, and benefits of language learner strategy.'§The Modern Language Journal§§show more