New Directions in Language Learning Psychology by Christina Gkonou, Dietmar Tatzl, Sarah Mercer

By Christina Gkonou, Dietmar Tatzl, Sarah Mercer

This booklet explores strength new instructions within the growing to be box of language studying psychology. the person chapters conceal theoretical and conceptual advancements and cutting edge methodological designs, whereas additionally exploring useful implications. Language studying psychology is a colourful box of analysis that sometimes contains constructs from social and academic psychology, which it considers when it comes to their relevance for the area of language studying. the varied theoretical and empirical chapters learn quite a number prevalent and lesser-known constructs, highlighting the significance of considering either learner and instructor psychologies, and recognising the complexity, dynamism and situatedness of mental constructs, in addition to the worth of utilizing different examine methodologies. it truly is was hoping that those ‘new instructions’ relating populations, constructs and theoretical and methodological frameworks will pave the way in which for cutting edge destiny advancements during this bright field.

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Focus on the language learner: Motivation, styles and strategies. In N. ), An introduction to Applied Linguistics (pp. 170–190). London, UK: Edward Arnold. , & Macaro, E. (2007). Language learner strategies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , & Chi, J. (2002). Learning Styles Survey. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). , Davis, K. , & LoCastro, V. (1994). Learning strategies and learning environments. TESOL Quarterly, 28(2), 409–414.

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In A. Cohen & E. ), Language learner strategies (pp. 93–116). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Woodrow, L. (2005). The challenge of measuring language learning strategies. Foreign Language Annals, 38(1), 90–98. A Systemic View of Learner Autonomy Dietmar Tatzl Abstract Contemporary understandings of learner autonomy nowadays include a consideration of the multiple contexts, formal and informal, in which individuals learn and use their languages. Increasingly, learner autonomy research has attended to the potential diversity in terms of learner and contextual variation, as well as the dynamic and emergent character of autonomy.

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