By Betty Lou Leaver

Geared toward starting to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to aid the coed in achieving optimum luck as a language learner and person. It teaches scholars to appreciate their very own personal tastes in studying, boost person studying plans and techniques, and choose acceptable studying concepts. every one bankruptcy includes an summary and assessment part, with studying actions that scholars can perform both separately or in school rooms.

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The Internet is also a very convenient 29 30 learning way to develop friendships and find “pen-pals” who will exchange email or even chat with you in real time. You can also often find on-line dictionaries and many other resources (just type the name of your language and the words “online dictionary” into Google, Yahoo, or other search engine). If you are studying a language that uses a foreign alphabet, you may even be able to sign up for a free email account on a site that is located in a country where your foreign language is spoken, making it easier to write to someone in the foreign script.

It is even worse when she speaks directly to him or asks him what sounds like a question. It is so embarrassing when he cannot respond adequately! What can he do? Possible solutions There are a number of things that Sam can do to help him survive a teacher who uses immersion techniques in the classroom. (1) He needs to build his listening skills in general. ) He needs to listen to many spoken authentic texts outside the classroom – films, tapes, lectures by and talks with native speakers, etc. Simply listening may not be enough, however, and it might help him to have the scripts to the texts so that he can start associating words with how they sound.

Making the most of foreign work assignments Foreign work assignments, if you are lucky enough to get them, can be a huge boon to your language-learning efforts and lead to a great deal of success. Some possibilities include work as a diplomat, diplomatic attach´e, foreign business offices, the Peace Corps (for United States residents), non-government organizations, or as a teacher of English abroad. Unfortunately, many language learners who have had the opportunity to work abroad have not made the most of that opportunity and have actually ended up losing foreign-language proficiency even during the time that they were living among native speakers (Goodison, 1987).

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