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On Knowing Our Students By Carina M. Grisolía
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In this book some learners’ self-reports while learning English will be analyzed considering the aspects of their learning they attend to and assess. The analysis will take into account... More > individual factors such as: the type of motivation displayed by the student, his/her learning style or any learning strategies used, and any personality factors which may seem relevant< Less
English Foreign Language Learners and Native-like Competence By Carina M. Grisolía
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Learners vary hugely in the ultimate level of proficiency they achieve, with most of them failing to reach native target-language competence. Since the process of L2 acquisition is very complex, it... More > is not my intention to simplify it. Thus, I will only give a brief account of possible explanations for the failure of learners to achieve native-like competence in a second language. To account for this phenomenon, I will consider three different perspectives in L2 acquisition: psychological linguistic issues, sociolinguistic issues and discourse issues. Thus, I will analyze several SLA theories, claims and / or hypothesis. I must admit that it is really challenging to gather information from these complex areas since all three aspects are interrelated in a number of ways. Also, some of those relations are more controversial than others. Finally, I will try to reach to a conclusion.< Less
Learning Strategies in the English Class By Carina M. Grisolía
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Language learning strategies remain an active area of research. However, recent L2 strategy research offers potentially significant implications for teachers who want to improve their instructional... More > effectiveness. And, as a result, their learners could benefit greatly from strategy instruction. The present book consists of three parts. In Part A, I will explain the meaning of an ancient proverb, and I will also explain the way I approach strategy instruction in my class justifying it with bibliography. In Part B, I will analyze Tyacke and Mendelsohn’s response to the proverb. Finally, in Part C, I will consider the pros and cons in conducting strategy training.< Less
Translation By Carina M. Grisolía
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From my point of view, translation does have a place in the classroom and its implementation can be beneficial for second or foreign language learners. Besides, as Stoddart (2000) puts it, students... More > do, and always will, translate into their L1, no matter how often we ask them not to - Atkinson (in Harbord, 1992) calls it a "learner-preferred strategy . . . and an inevitable part of second language acquisition". Perhaps we should stop working against this tendency and turn it to our advantage in the classroom. Go on reading this book....< Less
14 Poems By Carina M. Grisolía
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These poems were written by my students in Argentina learning English as a Foreign Language at school. They are the result of a process-based cycle in which the purpose was “learning to... More > write”. Enjoy them and let your students learn!< Less
CLIL Content and Language Integrated Learning By Carina M. Grisolía
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I personally believe that an approach as CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) attempts to incorporate new teaching perspectives as a way of responding to the 21st century school claims for... More > renewed pedagogy to new educational environments in and for a globalized information society. Thus, from my point of view, this perspective is intended to help the learners and the teacher as well realize that English as a Lingua Franca will open doors to the whole world and will help learners become intercultural speakers.< Less
Fairy Tales By Carina M. Grisolía
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These short tales (Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow Whiteand The Three Little Pigs)were written by my students in Argentina learning English as a Foreign Language at school. They are the... More > result of a process-based cycle in which the purpose was “learning to write”. Hope you read and enjoy them!< Less
On Knowing Our Students By Carina M. Grisolía
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In this book some learners’ self-reports while learning English will be analyzed considering the aspects of their learning they attend to and assess. The analysis will take into account... More > individual factors such as: the type of motivation displayed by the student, his/her learning style or any learning strategies used, and any personality factors which may seem relevant< Less
English Foreign Language Learners and Native-like Competence By Carina M. Grisolía
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Learners vary hugely in the ultimate level of proficiency they achieve, with most of them failing to reach native target-language competence. Since the process of L2 acquisition is very complex, it... More > is not my intention to simplify it. Thus, I will only give a brief account of possible explanations for the failure of learners to achieve native-like competence in a second language. To account for this phenomenon, I will consider three different perspectives in L2 acquisition: psychological linguistic issues, sociolinguistic issues and discourse issues. Thus, I will analyze several SLA theories, claims and / or hypothesis. I must admit that it is really challenging to gather information from these complex areas since all three aspects are interrelated in a number of ways. Also, some of those relations are more controversial than others. Finally, I will try to reach to a conclusion.< Less
Learning Strategies in the English Class By Carina M. Grisolía
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Language learning strategies remain an active area of research. However, recent L2 strategy research offers potentially significant implications for teachers who want to improve their instructional... More > effectiveness. And, as a result, their learners could benefit greatly from strategy instruction. The present book consists of three parts. In Part A, I will explain the meaning of an ancient proverb, and I will also explain the way I approach strategy instruction in my class justifying it with bibliography. In Part B, I will analyze Tyacke and Mendelsohn’s response to the proverb. Finally, in Part C, I will consider the pros and cons in conducting strategy training.< Less

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