"Language learning styles and strategies are among the main factors that help determine how and how well our students learn a second or foreign language. Learning styles are the general approaches –for example, global or analytic, auditory or visual –that students use in acquiring a new language or in learning any other subject. These styles are the overall patterns that give general direction to learning behavior. Learning style is the biologically and developmentally imposed set of characteristics that make the same teaching method wonderful for some and terrible for others. This work explores the following aspects of learning style: sensory preferences, personality types, desired degree of generality, and biological differences.
Two-Volume ‘Brig’s Handbook of Methods & Research in Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies’ will be of valuable to language learning practitioners, students, and researchers. Offering practical, innovative suggestions for assessing, teaching, and researching language learning strategies, it provides examples of strategies and tactics from all levels, from beginners to distinguished-level learners, as well as a new taxonomy of strategies for language learning. As an analytical study of learning tools or strategies, it provides sufficient insight into various components of meta-knowledge and selfregulation. It is comprehensive and takes into account all the disparate strands of issues and synthesizes them. The development of language learning strategy theory and how it fits into the framework of contemporary language teaching and learning for students who speak other languages is examined, and research on language learning strategies to date is reviewed. This Handbook is a resource for languages teachers to use in reflecting on languages education, their role as languages teachers, and their programs and pedagogies in relation to contemporary educational understandings and contexts. It invites teachers to think about the content, process and outcomes of their work in teaching, learning and assessment. The Handbook is based on contributions by renowned teachers and researchers based in classrooms, schools and universities."