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'LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS'

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ELT 913 ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 'LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS' WORD COUNT: 1,463 With the current expansion of English as an international language of communication, there is a necessity for most of language learners to be able to interact in the variety of situations with multiplicity of individuals. Therefore, language competence of every conscious person, should reach a highly advanced level of language learning and of its usage within society. This essay will give examples and discuss ideas and strategies of how language learners can gain language knowledge and also language understanding more effectively. Firstly, in order to achieve a better understanding of a stated problem, this paper will give a brief definition of connected issues, such as learning strategies and its purpose, poor and successful learner, and also success when learning is to be considered. The term [learning strategies] has been used in reference to particular learning skills, such as rehearsal, imagining, and outlining [...], to more general types of self-management activities such as planning and comprehension monitoring [...], and to complex plans that combine several specific techniques. ...read more.

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Second type of motivation when individual learning abilities is considered, is intrinsic motivation, which by difference, comes from inner needs, such as a pleasure and enjoyment of learning itself. Great importance of self-motivation is not always completely understood and is therefore carried out by every person. This means that individuals studying foreign languages should gain better awareness of motivation itself as well as the differences between a poor and successful learner. For this reason, this part of essay will provide basic information of dissimilarity concerning poor and successful learners of a language. It is vital to recognize a poor learner as a user of very few learning strategies, and also as a person without awareness and ideas for future learning or goals. Whereas successful learner or 'good language learner', accordingly to Grenfell (http://books.google.co.uk:46-47), is every individual that that is in a habit of using many strategies, and what is more, benefits from the whole variety of strategies, and becomes successful. 'It is crucial to know that some people have strong visual memories, some learn by doing, others learn by discussion, others by reading and making notes' (Marshall, 1993:58) ...read more.

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She indicates that accessing the variety of educational sources, for instance, books, periodicals, internet, feedback given by the teacher or a native speaker, provides students of languages with crucial language and social information. She also suggests ''Use your inner resources. Reduce your anxiety by reminding yourself of your progress, the resources you have available, and your goals''. Therefore, it is fundamental for individuals to be competent of finding information within the variety of sources in order to improve personal skills in the target language. All in all, this essay provided and discussed four main strategies of effective language learning. It is commonly known that in modern times, understanding and interacting in foreign languages are the necessity for every successful person. The genuine success in language learning derives from the sufficient awareness, of each individual, of the existing learning strategies, and also of the great usefulness and effectiveness when it comes to practising the whole variety of them. Therefore, language learning and the use of what is learned inevitably involve significant memory work, as well as ongoing and important practice. For students of languages, who practise learning strategies in attentive manner, and also who have systematic approach to learning itself, generally find excellent ways of helping themselves to ease the great burden of language learning. ...read more.

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