Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition

by J. Michael O'Malley, Anna Uhl Chamot

Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics

O'Malley and Chamot review the literature on learning strategies, describe and classify learning strategies in second language learning, and discuss why learning is affected in a positive manner when such strategies are used. The authors present instructional models for learning-strategy training that teachers can apply to their own classes. The material is based on current research in second language acquisition and cognitive theory.

  • Cambridge University Press; February 1990
  • ISBN: 9781139524896
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  • Title: Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics
  • Author: J. Michael O'Malley; Anna Uhl Chamot
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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'… a powerful framework for considering developmental issues in second language acquisition … allows for an understanding of relationships that would have otherwise not been apparent among constructs often cited in the second language literature, such as language transfer, interlanguage, communicative competence, and learning versus acquisition distinctions.' NCAL Connections