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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.

Field Independence and Field Sensitivity
Field independence and field sensitivity

This is the second of three chapters treating learning styles and personality differences. It is devoted to the construct of field independence and field dependence. To account for a wider range of learners than this construct usually covers and to cope with some difficulties in the usual model, I have divided the ...

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