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Affect in Language Learning : Cambridge Language Teaching Library - Jane Arnold

Affect in Language Learning

Cambridge Language Teaching Library

By: Jane Arnold (Editor)

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Published: 15th March 1999
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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.

'Affect in Language Learning is an 18 chapter compendium of finger-on-the-pulse humanistic thought and practice. It is interesting to see how so many varied approaches have led to the same conclusion about the importance of affect in learning. That [this] is an important book in the humanistic genre is of no doubt.' Greta Magazine, Spain 'There's a lot of stimulating stuff here. Recommended.' ELT News, Austria

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
A map of the terrain
Exploring the Learner's Space
A neurobiological perspective on affect and methodology in second language learning
Affect in learning and memory: from alchemy to chemistry
Anxiety and the language learner: new insights
Ego boundaries and tolerance of ambiguity in second language learning
Self-esteem in the classroom or the metamorphosis of butterflies
Exploring the Teacher's Space
Learning to think, feel and teach reflectively
Facilitation in language teaching
Affect and the role of teachers in the development of learner autonomy
The role of group dynamics in foreign language learning and teaching
Questions and tasks
Exploring the Interactional Space
Enhancing personal development: humanistic activities at work
The humanistic exercise
Learning by heart: a Lozanov perspective Grethe
Cooperative language learning and affective factors
Creating a learning culture to which students want to belong: the application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming to language teaching
Visualization: language learning with the mind's eye
Authentic assessment in affective foreign language education
Questions and tasks
Epilogue
Affect in the classroom: problems, politics and pragmatics
References
Subject index
Author index
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ISBN: 9780521659635
ISBN-10: 0521659639
Series: Cambridge Language Teaching Library
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 15th March 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59