This study looks at the subject of learner strategies - the ways in which language learners use their own "strategies" and may be taught by others in the process of learning a language and communicating in it. The book distinguishes language learning from language use strategies, and then describes research methods for investigating them. This work introduces the terminology, discusses theoretical issues, and presents research. It presents empirical research dealing with strategies that learners select for dealing with language tests, quizzes and other measures of their language ability and it uses empirical findings to investigate the language of thought chosen by multilinguals for language learning and language use tasks.
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Author's Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Second language learning and language use strategies: defining terms 3. Methods for investigating language learning and language use strategies 4. Strategy training for learners and the role of the teacher 5. The impact of strategies-based instruction on speaking a foreign language 6. Strategies for choosing the language of thought 7. Strategy use in testing situations 8. Discussion and conclusions References