Synopses & Reviews
How to Be a More Successful Language Learner incorporates the latest thinking about learner strategies and language learning. Language learners and teachers alike discover the psychological, linguistic, and practical aspects of the successful acquisition of a new language.
Language learners and teachers alike discover the psychological, linguistic, and practical matters surrounding the successful acquisition of a new language.
-- Presents complex notions of language acquisition in clear, nontechnical language
-- Describes the proficiency guidelines of the State Department's Foreign Service Institute and ACTFL
-- Easy-to-read charts and easy-to-use questionnaires
-- Technological advances in language learning
Table of Contents
Part I: BEFORE YOU BEGIN. 1. You, the Language Learner. 2. The Language Learning Process. 3. Clarifying Your Objectives. 4. Planning Your Language Study. 5. The Communication Process. 6. The Nature of Learning. 7. Language Learning Resources. Part II: ONCE YOU BEGIN. 8. Take Charge of Your Learning. 9. What You Know Can Help You. 10. Assessment of Strategy Use. 11. Vocabulary and Grammar. 12. Listening. 13. Reading. 14. Speaking. 15. Writing.