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Title Language learning strategies in independent settings / edited by Stella Hurd and Tim Lewis
Edition First edition
Published Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 329 pages) : illustrations
Series Second language acquisition ; 33
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England) ; 33
Contents Language learning strategies in independent language learning : an overview / Cynthia White -- Individual variation and language learning strategies / Phil Benson and Xuesong Gao -- Hero with a thousand faces : learner autonomy, learning strategies and learning tactics in independent language learning / Rebecca L. Oxford -- Independent second language reading as an interdependent process / Carolyn Gascoigne -- Learning strategies for listening comprehension / Larry Vandergrift -- Second language composition in independent settings : supporting the writing process with cognitive strategies / Melanie Bloom -- Speaking strategies for independent learning : a focus on pragmatic performance / Andrew D. Cohen -- Bringing the learner back into the process : identifying learner strategies from grammatical development in independent language learning / Elspeth Broady and Nick Dwyer -- Deliberate and incidental : vocabulary learning strategies in independent second language learning / John Klapper -- Strategies for acquiring intercultural competence / Inma Álvarez, Tita Beaven and Cecilia Garrido -- Learning logs and strategy development for distance and other independent language learners / Linda Murphy -- Affect and strategy use in independent language learning / Stella Hurd -- Collaborative language learning strategies in an email tandem exchange / Ursula Stickler and Tim Lewis -- Self-correction strategies in distance language learning / Mike Truman -- Strategies for online learning environments / Mirjam Hauck and Regine Hampel -- Integrating strategy instruction into leaning materials / Linda Murphy
Summary "Language learning strategies have been a topic of research for roughly three decades. Broadly speaking, that research has focused on classroom tuition, predominantly at secondary level. Increasingly, however, language learning occurs in independent settings, whether at a distance, on Institution-Wide Language Programmes (IWLPs), or in virtual environments. Success in independent language learning is achieved by autonomous individuals with a capacity for self-regulation. Yet we still know relatively little about the specific means they use to learn effectively, whether in terms of the affective strategies they employ to sustain motivation, the metacognitive strategies required for planning, monitoring and evaluating their learning, or the specific cognitive strategies applied to difficult learning tasks. This volume discusses and evaluates these methods and addresses key issues for independent learners." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Independent study.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Second language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Hurd, Stella.
Lewis, Tim, 1951-
LC no. 2008012751
ISBN 1847690998 (electronic bk.)
9781847690999 (electronic bk.)