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How to Study Foreign Languages (Palgrave Study Skills) [Paperback]

Marilyn Lewis
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23 July 1999 0333736672 978-0333736678 First Edition / First Impression
A practical reference for university and senior secondary school students. Theories are explained in straight-forward language, including factors that affect the learning of languages, such as motivation, memory and a range of strategies initiated by students themselves. Examples are taken from the beginner to advanced levels, including print and other media, individual and class study. Students report their use of computers and how they have approached the learning of culture. A final chapter has advice on taking examinations.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; First Edition / First Impression edition (23 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333736672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333736678
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 651,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'How to Study Foreign Languages is the latest in the growing range of Macmillan Study Guides, and it will be useful for both students and tutors at any stage in the annual teaching and learning cycle. It spells out the whole process involved in acquiring a language and puts into perspective all those courses with names like Bulgarian made easy or Latvian without tears that make people think that there is little effort and no real challenge in becoming fluent in someone else's language...The book is useful, practical and insightful.' - Tim Connell, (Director of Language Studies, City University) Times Higher Education Supplement

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Reviews: 'How to Study Foreign Languages is the latest in the growing range of Macmillan Study Guides, and it will be useful for both students and tutors at any stage in the annual teaching and learning cycle. It spells out the whole process involved in acquiring a language and puts into perspective all those courses with names like "Bulgarian made easy" or "Latvian without tears" that make people think that there is little effort and no real challenge in becoming fluent in someone else's language...The book is useful, practical and insightful.' - Tim Connell, (Director of Language Studies, City University) Times Higher Education Supplement

Contents: Introduction

PART ONE: WHAT IS INVOLVED IN LEARNING A LANGUAGE

Choosing a Language and a Course

Knowing a Language. What Does it Mean?

Language Learning: Comparisons and Contrasts

Language Learning: Memory and Motivation

Setting and Reaching Goals

Keeping a Learning Journal

PART TWO; SPECIFIC STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Vocabulary Learning

Listening to a New Language

Speaking Fluently

Reading for Several Purposes

Literature in the Language Course

Writing in a New Language

Culture and Language Learning

Language Examinations

Further Reading

Questionnaire

Acknowledgements

Index


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, supportive, helpful and inspiring 9 Sep 2006
By A Passer By VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
"How To Study Foreign Languages" (Palgrave Study Guides) by Marilyn Lewis is an excellent book and an amazing help for those studying foreign languages. It is 248 page length and very detailed, very informative, very inspiring and really helpful.

It has 15 chapters about how to choose the right language to study and how to choose the right course, it explains about the importance of motivation and reasons of difficulties when learning the new language and it also suggests a bunch of helpful solutions. The author introduces the types of learners and the types of learning, examples and feedbacks of successful language learners. It gives a lot of ideas about how to learn through listening, reading, writing, speaking and how to do it creatively and make the process enjoyable. Marilyn Lewis also gives a lot of advice on how to do well in examinations. It seemed to me like more of a "self-help" book for those who are struggling with the language they are learning or for those who feel they are doing fine but want to do even better. I found it very useful and would recommend it to everyone who is looking for some new ideas and creative ways of learning languages.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little bit outdated book with some practical advice scattered around 17 Nov 2010
By Emre Sevinc - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book is about 11 years old and tries to speak to a very wide and general audience. Even though it has some practical and useful advice, especially for study skills, I was a bit disappointed maybe because I was expecting a more focused and in-depth text. Reading the experiences of real students who tried to learn very different languages were enjoyable but I don't think I gained a lot of insight or very useful tips from them. And I certainly did not expect a short chapter on what nouns, adjectives, adverbs, etc. are. This book may be prove to be useful for some people with nearly no new language learning experience but for people who are well into the process of actively learning a foreign language (and / or who already learned a least one foreign language in the last 10 years) a more up-to-date book is needed (something that does not refer to Yahoo or AltaVista as the ultimate sources for finding online resources).
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too general 21 Jun 2013
By Debra Louise Rollans - Published on Amazon.com
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Extremely vague and general. Doesn't contain anything you couldn't easily find better on the internet. Spend your time looking for resources specific to your language instead.
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3.0 out of 5 stars How to study foreign languages 20 Jun 2008
By Clay Plater - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I too think that there should be some sort of description to read before deciding on a product such as a book. Can't imajine how they are expected to sell it without one. So I copied a description from the "Dymocks Bookstore" website:

"A practical reference for university and senior secondary school students. Theories are explained in straightforward language, including factors that affect the learning of languages, such as motivation, memory and a range of strategies initiated by students themselves. Examples are taken from the beginners to advanced levels, including print and other media, individual and class study. Students report their use of computers and how they have approached the learning of culture. A final chapter has advice on taking examinations".

The above mentioned website is charging AU$39.99, so the price here is not bad.
Rating of only three due to lack of information provided.
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