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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.

Using Information from Questionnaires and Tests and Language Aptitude
Using information from questionnaires and tests and language aptitude

Chapters 2 and 3 described data gathering through observation and interviewing. This chapter completes the coverage of data collection. It treats the complex subject of tests, surveys, ...

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