Social and Affective Strategies in Second Language Learning
Are you an adult interested in learning a second language… but nervous about speaking in front of others?
Are you uncertain about how to make the most of opportunities to speak and ways to improve your speaking?
You are not alone!! Emotions and social factors play an important role in second language acquisition.
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Why, What, How
The following narrated presentations are designed to provide you with some background on the research into emotions and their influence on learning – particularly language learning. Watching these videos will give you the information you need to carry out the ” Two scenarios discussion” and the “Increasing your self-awareness” activities in greater depth.
- Watch this quick video to find out why considering your emotions can help you become a better learner…
- Watch this video to learn about academic emotions…
- Watch this video to learn how to regulate your emotions…
The following two scenarios offer possibilities for discussion or reflection. Watch the videos first so that these two case studies may help you reflect on individual and classroom sources of emotions. It is important to realize that there are no right or wrong answers to the questions; individuals may respond differently to each situation.
Do these language learners resemble you or anyone you know?