Download Free EBook The Psychology of the Language Learner Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition Zalton 2005 Pdf

Download Free EBook The Psychology of the Language Learner Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition Zalton 2005 Pdf

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The Psychology of the Language Learner Individual

Differences in Second Language Acquisition

Zalton Dornyei, LEA Publisher, 2005 Pdf

Contents:

1. Introduction

  • Definition
  • Brief history of individual difference research
  • Indiveidual differences in second language studies
  • Taxonomy of individual differences and the structure of this book

2. Personality, Temperament, and Mood

  • Definition
  • Differenchest to the study of personality
  • Personality and learning
  • Personality and language learning and use
  • Conclusition

3. Language Aptitude

  • Basic conceptual issue
  • language aptitude research: from the beginning to the 1990s
  • Traditional issue in language aptitude research
  • New research directions and perspectives
  • Conclusion

4. Motivation and ‘Self-Motivation’

  • Three phase of L2 motivation research
  • New conceptual issue
  • Reframing L2 motivation as part of the self system
  • L2 motivation and SLA research
  • Education implications: devising motivational strategies
  • Conclusion

5. Learning Styles and Cognitive Styles

  • What are learning styles?
  • Cognitive styles
  • Kolb’s model of learning styles
  • Assesing cognitives and learning styles
  • Cognitives adn learning styles in L2 studies
  • Practical implications
  • Conclusion

6. Language Learning Strategies and Student Self-Regulation

  • Do learnin strategies exist?
  • Learning strategies in L2 studies
  • Learning strategies and student self-regulation in education psychology
  • Conclusion

7. Other Learner Characteristics

  • Anxiety
  • Creativity
  • Willingness to communicate
  • Self-Esteem
  • Learner Beliefs

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