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Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners - The Case of Wales (Paperback) Loot Price: R420 Discovery Miles 4 200

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Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners - The Case of Wales (Paperback): Lynda Pritchard Newcombe
Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners - The Case of Wales (Paperback): Lynda Pritchard Newcombe

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Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners - The Case of Wales (Paperback)

Lynda Pritchard Newcombe

Series: New Perspectives on Language and Education, No. 5

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Social context, an often-neglected dimension in L2 learning/use, can play a vital role in sustaining learners' initial motivation. As researchers have begun to shift their focus from teaching to learners and learner variables, what happens to learners when they practise their new skills in the community, has become an important area of concern. Using data on Welsh learners' experiences outside the classroom, the author argues that, in order to learn a second or foreign language successfully, learners require regular interaction in the target language in a setting in which they feel comfortable. The impact on learners of native speakers' switch to a language of wider communication, their speed of speech, use of dialect and identity issues are explored as are the relevance of practical issues such as time and opportunity and affective factors such as anxiety.

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Imprint: Multilingual Matters
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: New Perspectives on Language and Education, No. 5
Release date: August 2007
Authors: Lynda Pritchard Newcombe
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 162
ISBN-13: 978-1-85359-994-1
Barcode: 9781853599941
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language teaching & learning (other than ELT) > Language teaching & learning material & coursework
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LSN: 1-85359-994-8

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