Learners Stories: Difference and Diversity in Language Learning by Phil BensonLearners Stories: Difference and Diversity in Language Learning by Phil Benson

Learners Stories: Difference and Diversity in Language Learning

EditorPhil Benson, David Nunan

Paperback | April 11, 2005

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This volume is a collection of nine original papers exploring dimensions of individual difference in language learning from narrative and biographical perspectives. This book focusses on language learners as people, not as abstract individuals. By listening to the voices of the learners themselves and setting them in the context of their personal and social lives it advances our understanding of the enormous tasks faced by second and foreign language learners. It contains new and previously unpublished research which fills a gap in the existing literature. It also demonstrates how first-person accounts of langauge learning can be used practically both inside and outside the classroom.
Dr. David Nunan is Director of the English Centre and Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Hong Kong. He is well known for his innovative methodology and his remarkable ability to bring to the classroom a variety of activities that will enhance students' oral production. He is a past president of International TESOL, a...
Title:Learners Stories: Difference and Diversity in Language LearningFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:184 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:April 11, 2005Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521614147

ISBN - 13:9780521614146


Table of Contents

Introduction, (Auto)biography and learner diversity, Affect in lifelong learning: Exploring L2 motivation as a dynamic process, Emotion processes in second language acquisition, Is there language acquisition after 40? Older learners speak up, An Arabic-speaking English learner's path to autonomy through reading, Learners' constructions of identities and imagined communities, 'It's just rules ... that's all it is at this stage...', Accommodation zone: Two learners' struggles to cope with a distance learning English course, Learning a second language with broadcast materials at home: Japanese students' long-term experiences, Conclusion