Teaching and Researching: Language Learning Strategies

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Routledge, Oct 6, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 360 pages

Over the past thirty years, the field of language learning strategies has generated a massive amount of interest and research in applied linguistics. Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies redraws the landscape of language learning strategies at just the right time. In this book Rebecca Oxford charts the field systematically and coherently for the benefit of language learning practitioners, students, and researchers. Offering practical, innovative suggestions for assessing, teaching, and researching language learning strategies, she provides examples of strategies and tactics from all levels, from beginners to distinguished-level learners, as well as a new taxonomy of strategies for language learning.

In demonstrating why self-regulated learning strategies are necessary for language proficiency, Oxford integrates socio-cultural, cognitive, and affective dimensions, and argues convincingly for the need for conceptual cross-fertilization. Providing clear and concise explanations of the advantages and limitations of the different approaches, this book is full of practical value and theoretical insights.

The book is designed to guide the reader with the use of a range of features, including:

  • key quotes and concept boxes
  • preview questions and chapter overviews
  • glossary and end-of-chapter further readings
  • sources and resources section

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About the author (2015)

Rebecca L. Oxford is Professor Emerita, University of Maryland. She is the author of Language Learning Strategies: What Every Teacher Should Know (1990) and edited Language Learning Strategies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1996). She is currently working as Professor of Language Education and Research for the U.S. Air Force Culture and Language Center.

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