Language Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition

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Humanising Language Teaching

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Year 12

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There are many language learning strategies available for teachers to use when teaching students how to remember vocabulary words in another language (Lessard-Clouston, 1997). However, knowing which types of language learning strategies are suited to which type of learner might assist teachers in the selection and use of language learning strategies. Knowing the cognitive style (how a learner thinks) enables the teacher to create materials to meet the learning needs of language learners. The combination of knowing the cognitive style and matching language learning strategy might result in improving the teaching and learning of foreign language vocabulary.