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Perspectives on individual characteristics and foreign language education

Author: Wai Meng Chan; Centre for Language Studies (Malawi)
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, [2012]
Series: Studies in Second and Foreign Language Education SSFLE, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Learner characteristics have been at the center of second language acquisition and foreign language education research in response to the puzzling questions: Why are there often large differences in second language (L2) learning achievement and why do many learners, though proficient first language speakers, not succeed in learning a L2? The papers in this book explore and challenge the three key factors in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wai Meng Chan; Centre for Language Studies (Malawi)
ISBN: 9781614510956 1614510954
OCLC Number: 839663444
Notes: "This book brings together fifteen papers selected from CLaSIC 2010, the Fouth Centre for Language Studies International Conference, held at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore on December 2-4, 2010"--Preface.
Description: ix, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Individual characteristics and foreign language education: An introduction to the book / Wai Meng Chan [and others] --
pt. 1. Cognitive variables. 2. Attention, awareness, and individual differences in language learning / Richard Schmidt --
3. Language learning aptitude and foreign language learning / Karin Aguado --
4. Understanding L2 reading: a cognitive perspective / Swathi M. Vanniarajan --
5. The effects of motivation and proficiency on pragmatic and grammatical awareness in foreign language learning / Boonjeera Chiravate --
6. Differentiated instruction for language and learning strategies: classroom applications / Anna Uhl Chamot --
7. Characterising individual learners on an empirically-developed can-do system: an application of Latent rank theory / Naoki Sugino [and others]. pt. 2. Beliefs, assumptions and attitudes. 8. Learner language in unrehearsed communication: nurturing individual diffrences in the classroom / Elaine Tarone --
9. Exploring Australian Japanese language teachers' perceptions of intercultural language learning / Caroline Mahoney --
10. Assumptions about learning and teaching languages amongst Australian pre-service teachers: a pedagogical precess allowing reflection for teacher learning / Lesley Anne Harbon --
11. Individual difference and context in the study abroad / Phil Benson. pt. 3. Motivation, identity and anxiety. 12. The role of stories in teacher development / Naoko Aoki --
13. Language identity as a process and second language learning / Minglang Zhou --
14. Fostering learner' affective development through process drama / Indrianti --
15. Implementing a goal setting program for EFL students: the design, process and results / Shan-mao Chang, Yi-ting Huang and Hsiu-chen Wu --
16. A study of foreign language classroom anxiety at a Taiwanese university / Ming Chang.
Series Title: Studies in Second and Foreign Language Education SSFLE, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Wai Meng Chan, Kwee Nyet Chin, Sunil Kumar Bhatt, Izumi Walker.

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