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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.

The Affective Dimension: Motivation, Self-Efficacy, and Anxiety
The affective dimension: Motivation, self-efficacy, and anxiety

Student feelings have as much power to affect their learning success as their styles and strategies. This chapter treats the impact of student motivation, sense of self-efficacy as a learner, and anxiety. The discussion stresses the ...

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