Second Language Acquisition Abroad

Second Language Acquisition Abroad

Author: Lynne Hansen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027241863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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This volume brings together for the first time a collection of studies devoted to missionary language learning and retention. Introductory chapters provide historical perspectives on this population and on language teaching philosophy and practice in the LDS tradition. The empirical studies which follow are divided into two sections, the first examining mission language acquisition by English-speaking missionaries abroad, the second focusing on post-mission language attrition. These chapters by internationally known scholars offer cutting-edge research using a number of different target languages in addressing various issues in second language development. Finally, a comprehensive bibliography of sources on mission languages is included. The readership of this pioneering work is expected to extend beyond specialists in study abroad and missionary language training to a broader audience of applied linguists, educators, and students interested in language acquisition and attrition. In addition, the book offers useful insights to adults who want to maintain a second language.

We're Born to Learn

We're Born to Learn

Author: Rita Smilkstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452298542

Category: Education

Page: 273

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Teach students to take responsibility for their own success! This updated edition of the bestselling and award-winning book on the brain’s natural learning process brings new research results and applications in a power-packed teacher tool kit. Rita Smilkstein shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features include: Guidelines for using the six-step Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP) for lesson planning and test preparation New information on how technology and Internet research affect student learning Practical methods for giving all students the tools they need to achieve

The Aptitude Myth

The Aptitude Myth

Author: Cornelius N. Grove, Ed.D., independent scholar, author of "The Aptitude Myth" (2013)

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475804379

Category: Education

Page: 198

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The Aptitude Myth addresses the decline in American children’s mastery of critical school subjects. It contends that a contributing cause for this decline derives from many Americans’ ways of thinking about children’s learning: They believe that school performance is determined very largely by innate aptitude.