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Sun Mar 15 2009

Books: Applied Linguistics/Language Acquisition: Wakamoto

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning: Wakamoto


Message 1: Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning: Wakamoto
Date: 12-Mar-2009
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning: Wakamoto
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Title: Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning
Subtitle: Interactions with Learner Strategy Use
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 67
Published: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11596

Author: Natsumi Wakamoto
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115969 Pages: 158 Price: U.S. $ 48.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115969 Pages: 158 Price: U.K. £ 31.60
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115969 Pages: 158 Price: Europe EURO 31.60 Comment: for Germany EURO 33.80, for Austria EURO 34.80 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

This book explores how learners' personalities influence foreign language
learning in Japan. In particular, this volume investigates three main
research questions: What are the learning strategies generally employed by
Japanese college students? What are the characteristic learning strategies
of extroverts and introverts? Do extroversion and introversion have an
impact on English listening proficiency? In the analysis carried out in the
volume, both quantitative and qualitative research methods have been used.
As regards the former, various types of questionnaires have been employed,
measuring strategy use, personality characteristics, and English
proficiency. As regards the latter, the strategies students use both in the
classroom and in a tutorial learning situation have been observed,
integrated with interviews with the students themselves regarding their use
of learning strategies. In the last part of the book, the pedagogical
implications of this study are examined with suggestions for both teachers
and learners.


Contents:

Individual differences among language learners - Extroversion/Introversion
- English as a foreign language (EFL) - Learner strategies - English
listening proficiency - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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