Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition
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Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition by Betty Lou Leaver
Book DescriptionThis clear and informative textbook is designed to help the student achieve optimal success as a language learner and user. Aimed at beginning to intermediate undergraduates and above, it teaches students to understand their own preferences in learning, to develop individual learning plans and approaches, and to select appropriate learning strategies. The authors - all leading experts in language teaching - base their advice on theories of learning, cognition, and memory, concepts which they explain in simple and accessible terms. The book is divided into three sections - learning, language, and communication - and provides students with communicative strategies for use in real-life interaction with native speakers. Each chapter contains an overview and review section, with learning activities that students can carry out by themselves, in groups, or in the classroom. Equally suitable for use both by individuals and as a class text, this book will become an invaluable resource for all language learners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521546638
(247mm x 174mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Betty Lou Leaver
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Offers task-based programs that explain the principles behind the programs, discusses how problems were resolved, and share details on class activities and program design. This book covers TBI syllabus and program design. It presents practical courses and programs that include web-based activities.
Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency, Hardback (September 2002)
This 2002 book examines approaches to teaching students making the transition from 'advanced' or 'superior' proficiency in a foreign language to 'near-native' ability.
Content-based Instruction in Foreign Language Education, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Betty Lou Leaver
Offers practical ideas for implementing content-based instruction - using subject matter rather than grammar - through eleven case studies of models in various languages, academic settings, and levels of proficiency.
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Author Biography - Betty Lou Leaver
Betty Lou Leaver is Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer for New York Institute of Technology at Jordan University for Science and Technology in Amman, Jordan. Madeline Ehrman is Director of Research, Evaluation, and Development at the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State. Boris Shekhtman is Operational Director of the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers, and President of the Specialized Language Training Center in Rockville, Maryland.
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