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ERIC Number: ED438716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Pages: 20
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Language Learning Strategies: Is There a Best Way To Teach Them?
Vance, Shelley J.
Research on language acquisition has begun to examine how successful language learners achieve their goals. Teachers and researchers have long noticed that some language learners acquire a second (or third or fourth) language more quickly and more effectively than others. Upon examination, researchers have found that several factors are involved in this difference, such as motivation, attitude, and age. One factor in students' success is their use of learning strategies. Given that learning strategies can be taught, the focus of this paper is to examine the results of attempts to teach learning strategies to second language learners, and whether the results suggest that there is a best way to carry out learning strategy training. The discussion of teaching language learning strategies has been focused on whether learning strategy training can be separate from subject content or integrated into it, embedded, or addressed directly. Research does not suggest any clear answer on whether learning strategy teaching should be integrated into subject matter or kept separate. There are demonstrable pros and cons to each position. (Contains 12 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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