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.Box 9.1 The Modern Language Aptitude Test and Its Subscales Part 1-Number Learning: This subtest requires the ... The subtest is described in the Manual [ Carroll aamp; Sapon, 1959) as measuring part of memory and aquot;auditory alertness, aquot; whichanbsp;...

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


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