Language learner strategy research and modern foreign language teaching and learning


Grenfell, Michael (2007) Language learner strategy research and modern foreign language teaching and learning. Language Learning Journal, 35, (1), 9-22. (doi:10.1080/09571730701315576).

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This article addresses language learner strategy research in the context of second language learning and teaching in the UK. It arises from two sources: firstly, a personal background in research and writing about Language Learner Strategy research in the context of Modern Foreign Language Learning and Teaching in England and Wales over the past decades; secondly, a newly constituted British based interest group dedicated to this area of applied linguistics - UK Project on Language Learner Strategies (UKPOLLS). The article begins by sketching out the international background of Language Learner Strategy research in the context of its implied relevancy to modern foreign language learning and teaching in the UK. I shall refer to a developing tradition of concern with language teaching methodology and why language learner strategy research has been of particular interest to UK-based researchers. Various empirical studies will be referred to with the aim of setting an agenda of issues, practical implications and current research preoccupations. It presents the work of UKPOLLS and others. The article also considers the place of language learning strategy research in second language policy in England and Wales; in particular, the case of the MFLs Key Stage 3 strategy for secondary schools - its theoretical rationale and its place in a broader language curriculum.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0957-1736 (print)
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Keywords: language learner strategies, modern foreign languages, teaching and learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 48225
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:32
Contact Email Address: m.grenfell@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48225

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