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The insights, techniques and skills needed to understand why some adult students have difficulties with learning a second language are presented in this book. The author's premise is that what appears on the surface is often not the real source of the learner's difficulty. A correct diagnosis of the cause of the problem is important if intervention is to prove effective. The book presents a large number of theories and models of learning, and covers areas including: learning styles and personality dispositions; student motivation, self-efficacy and anxiety; and how to interview students.

Direct Data Collection: Interviewing Students
Direct data collection: Interviewing students

This is the second of two chapters on data collection, and it addresses techniques for interviewing students, both formally and informally. (General principles of gathering information through surveys will be treated in Chapter 9, together with cases that illustrate use of multiple tests and questionnaires described in intervening chapters.) A key to ...

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