Self and Identity in Adolescent Foreign Language Learning, Paperback / softback Book

Self and Identity in Adolescent Foreign Language Learning Paperback / softback

Part of the Second Language Acquisition series

Description

This book explores the role of identity in adolescent foreign language learning to provide evidence that an identity-focused approach can make a difference to achievement in education.

It uses both in-depth exploratory interviews with language learners and a cross-sectional survey to provide a unique glimpse into the identity dynamics that learners need to manage in their interaction with contradictory relational contexts (e.g. teacher vs. classmates; parents vs. friends), and that appear to impair their perceived competence and declared achievement in language learning.

Furthermore, this work presents a new model of identity which incorporates several educational psychology theories (e.g. self-discrepancy, self-presentation, impression management), developmental theories of adolescence and principles of foreign language teaching and learning.

This book gives rise to potentially policy-changing insights and will be of importance to those interested in the relationship between self, identity and language teaching and learning.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Language acquisition
  • ISBN: 9781847699985

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