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How to Study Foreign Languages By Marilyn Lewis

How to Study Foreign Languages
by Marilyn Lewis

A practical reference for university and senior secondary school students. Theories are explained in straight-forward language, including factors that affect the learning of languages, such as motivation, memory and a range of strategies initiated by students themselves.
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How to Study Foreign Languages by Marilyn Lewis

A practical reference for university and senior secondary school students. Theories are explained in straight-forward language, including factors that affect the learning of languages, such as motivation, memory and a range of strategies initiated by students themselves. Examples are taken from the beginner to advanced levels, including print and other media, individual and class study. Students report their use of computers and how they have approached the learning of culture. A final chapter has advice on taking examinations.

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How to Study Foreign Languages Reviews


'How to Study Foreign Languages is the latest in the growing range of Macmillan Study Guides, and it will be useful for both students and tutors at any stage in the annual teaching and learning cycle. It spells out the whole process involved in acquiring a language and puts into perspective all those courses with names like Bulgarian made easy or Latvian without tears that make people think that there is little effort and no real challenge in becoming fluent in someone else's language...The book is useful, practical and insightful.' - Tim Connell, (Director of Language Studies, City University) Times Higher Education Supplement

About Marilyn Lewis


MARILYN LEWIS is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Table of Contents


Introduction.- PART ONE: WHAT IS INVOLVED IN LEARNING A LANGUAGE.- Choosing a Language and a Course.- Knowing a Language. What Does it Mean?.- Language Learning: Comparisons and Contrasts.- Language Learning: Memory and Motivation.- Setting and Reaching Goals.- Keeping a Learning Journal.- PART TWO; SPECIFIC STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE ACQUISITION.- Vocabulary Learning.- Listening to a New Language.- Speaking Fluently.- Reading for Several Purposes.- Literature in the Language Course.- Writing in a New Language.- Culture and Language Learning.- Language Examinations.- Further Reading.- Questionnaire.- Acknowledgements.- Index.

Additional information

GOR001244753
How to Study Foreign Languages by Marilyn Lewis
Marilyn Lewis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1999-07-23
272
0333736672
9780333736678
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