Strategy Training for Language Learners: Six Situational Case Studies and a Training Model

Authors

  • Rebecca Oxford,

    1. University of Alabama
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      Rebecca Oxford(Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Associate Professor of Language Education at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • David Crookall,

    1. University of Alabama
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      David Crookall(Ph.D., Université de Nancy II) is Assistant Professor of TESOL at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and a tenured professor in France

  • Andrew Cohen,

    1. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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      Andrew Cohen(Ph.D., Stanford University) is Professor of Language Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel

  • Roberta Lavine,

    1. University of Maryland
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      Roberta Lavine(Ph.D., Catholic University of America) is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

  • Martha Nyikos,

    1. Indiana University
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      Martha Nyikos(Ph. D., Purdue University) is Assistant Professor of Language Education at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

  • Will Sutter

    1. Danish Refugee Council
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      Will Sutter(M.A., Copenhagen School of Economics and Business Administration) is Language Program Administrator, Danish Refugee Council at North Jutland Department of Adult Education, Aalborg, Denmark


Abstract

ABSTRACT  As teachers, we all want to help learners discover how to learn languages more effectively and more easily. One way of doing this is strategy training, which has recently caught the imagination of researchers and teachers in many parts of the globe. The article's four purposes are: a) to summarize existing research on use of learning strategies and on conducting strategy training; b) to present six situational case studies of strategy training, with affective aspects interwoven as part of the training; c) to offer a possible strategy training model based on research and personal experience; and d) to make other instructional suggestions for strategy training in the language classroom.

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