By Suzanne Graham
This article appears at a few of the studying tactics of scholars of French and German as they start language studying at a sophisticated point. through concentrating on the educational thoughts various scholars hire to beat any problems they adventure at this transitional level, the writer seeks to demonstrate how all inexperienced persons at this point can turn into more advantageous of their language studying.
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Additional resources for Effective Language Learning: Positive Strategies for Advanced Level Language Learning
Most of this small group insisted that they had their own ways of learning and were happy with them, and that other people's suggestions for methods might not suit them. Such a reaction underlines the need for learning strategies to be introduced in a diplomatic, non-insistent manner; at the same time, it also indicates perhaps a degree of inflexibility on the part of these male students. In this regard, it is perhaps worth noting that two of the six were classed by their teachers as less effective students, leading one to wonder whether they might not benefit from reconsidering their learning methods.
In the figures presented in Appendix El, listening has a surprisingly low position in the hierarchy of perceived strengths. As the obvious partner of oral work within the communicative framework, aural competence is recognised as a vital component in language proficiency. Moreover, it is frequently (and perhaps almost dismissively) paired with reading as a 'passive' skill, with the implication that it is more straightforward than those such as writing which require a more 'active' response from the learner.
Such a reaction underlines the need for learning strategies to be introduced in a diplomatic, non-insistent manner; at the same time, it also indicates perhaps a degree of inflexibility on the part of these male students. In this regard, it is perhaps worth noting that two of the six were classed by their teachers as less effective students, leading one to wonder whether they might not benefit from reconsidering their learning methods. Where students reacted positively to the suggestion of learning strategy training, comments regarding which language learning activities should be emphasised formed five groups.