How to Study Foreign Languages
By Marilyn Lewis
$45.00 paper original
A practical reference for university and senior secondary school students. Theories are explained in straight-forward language, including factors that affect the learning of languages, such as motivation, memory and a range of strategies initiated by students themselves. Examples are taken from the beginner to advanced levels, including print and other media, individual and class study. Students report their use of computers and how they have approached the learning of culture. A final chapter has advice on taking examinations.
PART ONE: WHAT IS INVOLVED IN LEARNING A LANGUAGE
Choosing a Language and a Course
Knowing a Language. What Does it Mean?
Language Learning: Comparisons and Contrasts
Language Learning: Memory and Motivation
Setting and Reaching Goals
Keeping a Learning Journal
PART TWO; SPECIFIC STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Listening to a New Language
Reading for Several Purposes
Literature in the Language Course
Writing in a New Language
Culture and Language Learning
MARILYN LEWIS is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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