Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition by Betty Lou LeaverAchieving Success in Second Language Acquisition by Betty Lou Leaver

Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition

byBetty Lou Leaver, Madeline Ehrman, Boris Shekhtman

Paperback | June 27, 2005

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Aimed at beginning to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to help the student achieve optimal success as a language learner and user. It teaches students to understand their own preferences in learning, develop individual learning plans and approaches, and select appropriate learning strategies. Each chapter contains an overview and review section, with learning activities that students can carry out either individually or in classrooms.
Madeline Ehrman is Director of Research, Evaluation, and Development at the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State.
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Title:Achieving Success in Second Language AcquisitionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inPublished:June 27, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052154663X

ISBN - 13:9780521546638

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Table of Contents

Part I. Learning: 1. Planning foreign-language study; 2. The role of cognition in second language acquisition; 3. Learning styles and learning strategies; 4. Understanding feelings and personality in language learning; 5. Interpersonal dynamics in the learning process; Part II. Language: 6. Verbal languages; 7. Sociolinguistics: the right expression; 8. Unspoken communication; Part III. Independence: 9. Self-regulation and learner autonomy; 10. Controlling spoken and written communication.

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'... the book is a thorough and practical guide to the field of SLA. Students and teachers who need to understand the means to achieve success in SLA will find the book both interesting and well worth reading.' Asian EFL Journal