ERIC Number: ED368180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Apprendre a apprendre les langues (Learning To Learn Languages).
The role of learning strategies in independent learning, particularly second language learning, is discussed. It is argued that "learning to learn" is a necessary, although not sufficient, condition for independent learning. It is also not innate, but must be taught. The learner must learn to define his objectives, accomplish them, evaluate progress, and manage learning processes. The objectives may be linguistic knowledge, sociocultural information, or development of specific abilities. "Learning to learn" can occur in a variety of ways: before beginning, after having begun, or parallel with the learning of the language itself; collectively or individually; extensively or intensively. Training in "learning to learn" involves becoming familiar with already internalized understanding, developing metacognitive awareness, and expanding on prior learning. Ten instructional activities designed to develop these skills and cognition in learners are described briefly. (Contains 6 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Colloquium on Language and Business (Ghent, Belgium, November 20-22, 1992).