Aimed at beginning to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to help the student achieve optimal success as a language learner and user. It teaches students to understand their own preferences in learning, develop individual learning plans and approaches, and select appropriate learning strategies. Each chapter contains an overview and review section, with learning activities that students can carry out either individually or in classrooms.
Part I. Learning: 1. Planning foreign-language study; 2. The role of cognition in second language acquisition; 3. Learning styles and learning strategies; 4. Understanding feelings and personality in language learning; 5. Interpersonal dynamics in the learning process; Part II. Language: 6. Verbal languages; 7. Sociolinguistics: the right expression; 8. Unspoken communication; Part III. Independence: 9. Self-regulation and learner autonomy; 10. Controlling spoken and written communication.