ERIC Number: ED219971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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How to Be a More Successful Language Learner.
Rubin, Joan; Thompson, Irene
This practical guide on foreign language learning presents concrete suggestions on how to become a more effective and successful language learner. Suitable for use by both students and teachers, the book, divided into three parts, discusses language and language learning, learning strategies, and learner aids. Part 1 discusses the language learner and his or her objectives in studying a language. The nature of language and communication is covered and the best environments for language learning are examined. Part 2 contains 14 strategies for becoming a better language learner. Under each strategy there are numerous ideas and suggestions for practical application. Part 3 describes various aids available for the language learner, including teachers, textbooks, dictionaries, tapes, grammars, and experience, as well as how to select the type of language course best suited for each learner. (EKN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Instructional Materials, Language Aptitude, Language Attitudes, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Success
Heinle and Heinle Publishers, Inc., 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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