Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition by Betty Lou Leaver

By Betty Lou Leaver

Geared toward commencing to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to aid the scholar in attaining optimum good fortune as a language learner and person. It teaches scholars to appreciate their very own personal tastes in studying, strengthen person studying plans and techniques, and choose applicable studying ideas. every one bankruptcy comprises an summary and evaluation part, with studying actions that scholars can perform both separately or in study rooms.

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Some reasons for this may include motivation (see chapter 3 for a discussion of motivation), aptitude (aptitude will be discussed later in this chapter), and knowledge of how language works in general (an overview is presented in part II). Another reason can be learning styles and how they interact with teachers’ and classmates’ learning styles, and with the learning strategies selected for use. Most important, some students simply plan better how to use their classroom time experience and choose their courses more selectively.

In this way, your native Planning foreign-language study speaker(s) can become your friend(s), which will provide you with very important insights into the culture you are understanding beyond those you can learn in a book. Developing foreign friendships As mentioned in the section above on study abroad, foreign friendships can be a very powerful tool for building language proficiency. Developing foreign friendships is not easy, but it is possible. Perhaps the most traditional way is through finding a foreign pen-pal, a person to whom you write on a regular basis.

Enclaves of speakers of the language you are studying are likely to have shops where such media are available on sale or for rental. Radio and television and other forms of media will also introduce you to the popular culture (what is often called “pop culture”) of a nation. Pop culture sheds light on mindsets and gives us common topics of conversation. Much “pop culture” derives from the US and western European media; it may be of interest and use to you to observe how it has been assimilated into the host culture.

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