Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality

Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality

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This book closes the gap between theory and classroom application by capitalizing on learnersa€™ individuality in second or foreign language learning. The book examines the existing literature and theoretical underpinnings of each of the most prominent learner characteristics including anxiety, beliefs, cognitive abilities, motivation, strategies, styles and willingness to communicate. This strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of activities that are suggested at the end of each chapter, arms the reader with ideas to conquer the problems created by negative affect and to capitalize on positive, facilitative emotions. The tasks are unrestricted by language and can be modified for use with technology, emergent learners and large classes, making this book a useful resource for both in-service teachers and pre-service teachers in university language teacher education programs.(2) This activity can be done as an in-class writing assignment or as homework. Provide learners with the following two sets of instructions for a five paragraph essay and ask them to select one: (a) For concrete-sequential learners: (i) For youranbsp;...

Title:Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality
Author:Tammy Gregersen, Peter D. MacIntyre
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2013-12-11


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