Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties (Cambr.Russian...Post-Soviet St.; 101)
- Publish Date: 1996-09-26
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Madeline E. Ehrman
The insights, techniques and skills needed to understand why some adult students have difficulties with learning a second language are presented in this book. The authors premise is that what appears on the surface is often not the real source of the learners difficulty. A correct diagnosis of the cause of the problem is important if intervention is to prove effective.
The book presents a large number of theories and models of learning, and covers areas including: learning styles and personality dispositions; student motivation, self-efficacy and anxiety; and how to interview students.