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How to Study Foreign Languages
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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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'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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MARILYN LEWIS is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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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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