ERIC Number: ED463649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Corps Volunteer On-Going Language Learning Manual: Beyond Hello.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This book is designed to help Peace Corps Volunteers figure out how they learn best and how they can capitalize on this to learn a new language. It teaches volunteers to identify and reflect on their learning style, attitudes, and motivation; organize their learning; and experiment with various strategies and tools for learning a language on their own. The 12 chapters include the following: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "What Successful Language Learners Do"; (3) "Cultural Aspects of Language and Communication"; (4) "Motivation"; (5) "Learning Styles"; (6) "Setting Goals and Learning Objectives"; (7) "A Learning Plan for Any Topic"; (8) "Using a Language Learning Notebook"; (9) "Assessing Progress"; (10) "Learning with a Language Helper"; (11) "Using a Tape Recorder"; and (12)"Suggestions and Strategies for Communication" (listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary building and memorization, grammar, and pronunciation). The six appendixes include the Language Learner's Proficiency Scale, Betsy's Story: A Tea Time Lesson, common questions about language learning, formal language notebook pages, and a blank daily grid. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cognitive Style, Communication Skills, Cultural Influences, Grammar, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills, Memorization, Pronunciation, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Motivation, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Peace Corps, Center for Field Assistance and Applied Research, Information Collection and Exchange, 1111 20th Street, N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20526. Tel: 202-692-2640; Fax: 202-692-2641.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.