Affect in Language Learning (Cambridge Language Teaching Library)

Affect in Language Learning (Cambridge Language Teaching Library)

By: Jane Arnold (editor)Paperback

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The affective domain and the emotional factors which influence language learning have been of interest in the field of language teaching for a number of years. By proposing a holistic approach to the learning process, this volume takes the position that the language learning experience will be much more effective when both affect and cognition are considered. The eighteen chapters discuss issues such as memory, anxiety, self-esteem, facilitation, autonomy, classroom activities, and assessment from the perspective of affect. Affect in Language Learning will be of interest to teachers-in-preparation, teachers, teacher educators, curriculum designers, programme administrators and researchers and to those second language teaching professionals who wish to improve language teaching through a greater awareness of the role affect plays.

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Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. A map of the terrain Jane Arnold and H. Douglas Brown; Part II. Exploring the Learner's Space: 2. A neurobiological perspective on affect and methodology in second language learning John H. Schumann; 3. Affect in learning and memory: from alchemy to chemistry Earl W. Stevick; 4. Anxiety and the language learner: new insights Rebecca L. Oxford; 5. Ego boundaries and tolerance of ambiguity in second language learning Madeline Ehrman; 6. Self-esteem in the classroom or the metamorphosis of butterflies Veronica de Andres; Questions and tasks; Part III. Exploring the Teacher's Space: 7. Learning to think, feel and teach reflectively Claire Stanley; 8. Facilitation in language teaching Adrian Underhill; 9. Affect and the role of teachers in the development of learner autonomy Naoko Aoki; 10. The role of group dynamics in foreign language learning and teaching Zoltan Dornyei and Angi Malderez; Questions and tasks; Part IV. Exploring the Interactional Space: 11. Enhancing personal development: humanistic activities at work Gertrude Moskowitz; 12. The humanistic exercise Mario Rinvolucri; 13. Learning by heart: a Lozanov perspective Grethe Hooper Hansen; 14. Cooperative language learning and affective factors JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall; 15. Creating a learning culture to which students want to belong: the application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming to language teaching Herbert Puchta; 16. Visualization: language learning with the mind's eye Jane Arnold; 17. Authentic assessment in affective foreign language education Viljo Kohonen; Questions and tasks; Part V. Epilogue: 18. Affect in the classroom: problems, politics and pragmatics Joy Reid; References; Subject index; Author index.

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  • publication date: 14/01/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780521659635
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9780521659635
  • weight: 530
  • ISBN10: 0521659639

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