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ERIC Number: ED061814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 14
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The Cognitive Strategies of Language Learning.
Macnamara, John
This paper considers the processes involved as children and adults learn a new language. For the child this can mean learning his native language. One difference between learning a language in a classroom and in a "live" situation is motivation toward communication. The child learning his mother tongue is highly motivated to communicate, as are children hoping to be accepted by other children. To be successful, the language class must become a period of vital communication between teacher and pupils. More pressing for most students than a general desire to be able to communicate at some future date is a specific desire to be able to communicate in some actual situation where what is being communicated is of vital concern to the persons involved. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: In "Conference on Child Language," preprints of papers presented at the Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 22-24, 1971, p471-484