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Title: Strategic Language Learning
Subtitle: The Roles of Agency and Context
Written By: Xuesong Andy Gao
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

This monograph reports on a longitudinal inquiry into mainland Chinese
undergraduates’ language learning experiences in an English medium
university in a multilingual setting with a focus on their strategic
language learning efforts. This book examines the issue as to what extent
language learners’ strategic learning efforts depend on their ‘choice’, if
‘the element of choice’ is the defining characteristic of language
learners’ strategic learning behaviour. The inquiry, using a qualitative
and ethnographic research approach, reveals dynamic interaction between
learners’ agency and contextual conditions underlying the participants’
strategic learning process. Such understanding informs pedagogical efforts
to foster individual learners’ capacity for strategic learning and their
capacities in opening up and sustaining a social learning space for
exercising their strategic learning capacity or utilizing their strategic
learning knowledge.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847692443
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 109.95
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847692436
Pages: 192
Prices: U.K. £ 27.95
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