Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings (Second by Stella Hurd, Tim Lewis

By Stella Hurd, Tim Lewis

In recent times conventional, classroom-based language college has been more and more overshadowed via leading edge methods, comparable to distance studying, supported self sufficient studying and mixed studying (with a web component). This well timed quantity examines using language studying thoughts in a number of self reliant settings, and addresses key concerns for self sufficient newbies similar to autonomy, strategic know-how and self-regulation.

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Indd 31 9/1/2008 6:55:53 AM 32 Part 1: Language Learning Strategies: Theory, Research and Practice community of practice’ (Donato & McCormick, 1994: 456), or put more simply, as ‘a process directly connected to the practices of cultural groups’ (Donato & McCormick, 1994: 453). Below we look at two studies that have applied this view of strategy development ‘in context’ to investigation of variations in strategy use. Adopting a sociocultural perspective, Parks and Raymond (2004) investigated how the strategies used by Chinese students enrolled on an MBA course at a Canadian University developed as they moved from sheltered classes into electives in which they studied alongside native-speakers of English.

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