Positive Psychology Perspectives On Foreign Language Learning And Teaching by Danuta Gabryå-barkerPositive Psychology Perspectives On Foreign Language Learning And Teaching by Danuta Gabryå-barker

Positive Psychology Perspectives On Foreign Language Learning And Teaching

byDanuta Gabryå-barkerEditorDagmara Gaåajda

Hardcover | May 31, 2016

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This book introduces readers to the principles of a fairly new branch of psychology - positive psychology - and demonstrates how they can be applied in the context of second language acquisition in a natural environment and in instructed foreign language (FL) learning. It focuses both on the well-being and success of the learner and the professional and personal well-being of the teacher. Further, the book stresses the importance of the positive emotions and character strengths of those involved in the process of language learning and teaching, as well as the significant role played by enabling institutions such as school and, at the micro-level, individual FL classes.

Danuta GabryÅ-Barker is Professor of English at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, where she lectures and supervises M.A. and Ph.D. theses in applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and especially in second language acquisition. She also works as a teacher trainer. Her main areas of interest are multilingualism (especially at ...
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Title:Positive Psychology Perspectives On Foreign Language Learning And TeachingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:366 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:May 31, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319329537

ISBN - 13:9783319329536

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So Far So Good: An Overview of Positive Psychology and Its Contributions to SLA.- Powerfully Positive: Searching for a Model of Language Learner Well-Being.- Difficulty and Coping Strategies in Language Education: Is  Positive Psychology Misrepresented in SLA/FLT?.- The Positive Broadening Power of a Focus on Well-Being in the Language Classroom.- Activating Character Strengths Through Poetic Encounters in a Foreign Language - A Case Study.- Pedagogical Implications of Positive Psychology:  Positive Emotions and Human Strengths in Vocabulary Strategy Training.