Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition

Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition

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O'Malley and Chamot review the literature on learning strategies, describe and classify learning strategies in second language learning, and discuss why learning is affected in a positive manner when such strategies are used. The authors present instructional models for learning-strategy training that teachers can apply to their own classes. The material is based on current research in second language acquisition and cognitive theory.After a 5-minute study period, students were tested for recall. Students were then given the opportunity to review their tests and were encouraged to analyze which strategies worked, which didna#39;t work, and why. Listening Before hearing a listening passage, students were instructed to selectively attend to linguistic markers (key words) in a listening passage that signal a main idea (e.g., aquot;today I will talk about, aquot; aquot;the most important point, aquot; aquot;one major idea, aquot; or aquot;in summaryaquot;) or a detailanbsp;...

Title:Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition
Author: J. Michael O'Malley, Anna Uhl Chamot
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1990-02-23

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