ERIC Number: ED427528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Language Learning Strategies Instruction and Use in the Japanese Foreign Language Curriculum: A "Menu Approach."
Rausch, Anthony S.
Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, Hirosaki University, n80 p79-98 Oct 1998
Issues concerning language learning strategies instruction are discussed, and its use in second language education in Japan is encouraged. It is argued that language learning strategies, largely ignored in Japanese education, are useful but can only be realized by complementing the second language curriculum. The learning strategies concept is explained, a system is presented, and research on language learning strategies instruction is reviewed. Policy and practice in Japanese high school language instruction is then outlined, and the potential place of language learning strategies alongside the existing curriculum is explored. Conceptual simplification of the system presented above is argued for, and a revised system using spiralling of strategies and a "menu approach," in which learner objectives and specific learner needs can drive selection of strategies, is described. It is concluded that language learning strategies instruction must complement the curriculum and be made accessible for curriculum-oriented teachers and independent learners. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Japan