There are many books about language learning in general, but it's great to finally see this scientifically sound account of second language acquisition. I was constantly nodding my head at things that I know to be true as an experienced language learner and coach to language learners, explained in a no-nonsense way drawing on many valid sources. Recommended for people who want to know the facts about adult foreign language acquisition.
Becoming Fluent is written by cognitive psychologists who lucidly demonstrate how adults can successfully learn a foreign language by utilizing strategies based on reliable cognitive science and educational psychology research. The reader will understand how and why he or she can master a new language―an insight unrealized in previous texts.
This is a one-of-a-kind book that will give adult language learners the confidence they need to start or continue studying a foreign language. Engagingly written chapters draw on the authors' personal experiences and findings from cognitive science to illustrate why language learners experience problems and explain what they can do to overcome them.
Becoming Fluent is an engaging read, full of fascinating facts and numerous examples touching on a wide range of disciplines.
This volume is appropriate for a variety of audiences, but ideally it is suited for the novice foreign language learners looking to adopt new techniques to further their training.
Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz turn conventional wisdom on its head and identify dozens of advantages adults have over kids in language skills, beginning with the simple fact that adults have advanced knowledge, skills, and nonverbal communication mastery.
You’ll find yourself realising that things which you hadn’t even considered before could be affecting your language learning.
The volume is filled with useful advice for adults wishing to learn a foreign language.