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Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language (Paperback)
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Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language (Paperback)

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Paperback 440 Pages / Published: 05/05/2011
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Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language examines what it takes to achieve long-term success in languages beyond the first language. Distinguishing language learning from language-use strategies, Andrew D. Cohen disentangles a morass of terminology to help the reader see what language strategies are and how they can enhance performance. Particular areas of research examined in the book include:

- links between the use of task-specific strategies and language performance

- how multilinguals verbalise their thoughts during language learning and use

- strategies that learners use in test-taking contexts

In this fully revised and substantially rewritten second edition, every chapter has been reworked, with material either updated or replaced. Entirely new material has also been developed based on examples of specific strategies supplied by actual learners, mostly drawn from a website featuring these strategies in the learning of Spanish grammar.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781408253991
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"...this book is best characterised as Cohen s selected highlights of research on language learner strategies. Or, to use Cohen s own words, it is a  salad-bowl (p. 2) with visible large chunks of vegetables. I would immediately add that it is not just any salad-bowl, it is a bowl of salad with a unique Cohen flavour, with precious ingredients rarely found elsewhere...this book does an excellent job in showcasing the best of what language learner strategies research has to offer today."
- Peter Yongqi GU, Senior Lecturer at the School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

"Unlike most texts in the field of learner strategies, which generally focus on one or two specific areas, this text is beneficial due to its integration of numerous themes. Each topic is explored in detail, and there is a good balance between theoretical background information and the presentation and discussion of up-to-date research. The book is easily readable and the ubiquitous collection of discussion questions and activities at
the end of each chapter encourages readers to actively test their knowledge of the information found in each chapter."
- James Rock, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Milan, Italy.
LINGUIST. http://linguistlist.org/issues/22/22-3716.html. 23 Sept 2011.

"This book does an excellent job in showcasing the best of what language learner strategies research has to offer today. As such, it should help the effort in rekindling interest in the field."
- ELT Journal

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