Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties

Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties

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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.Disembedded figures in the landscape: A reappraisal of L2 research on field dependence/independence. Applied Linguistics, 13 ... In D. P Swierinsky (Ed.), Testing adults: A reference guide for special psychodiagnostic assessments (pp. 179-187). Kansas City, MO: Test Corporation of America. Hartmann, E. (1991).

Title:Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties
Author:Madeline E. Ehrman
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 1996-09-26


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