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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.

Biographic Background Information and Student Learning Strategies
Biographic background information and student learning strategies

This chapter presents the last of the major dimensions of individual difference—biographic background and learning strategies. Biographic background includes sex, age, native language and culture, socioeconomic status, ...

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