A Taxonomy of Language Learning Strategies
(or... Play Your Cards Right and Be Strategic)
This is a presentation of the strategies identified by Rebecca Oxford in her book Language Learning Strategies: What Every Teacher Should Know (1990). We use this for student group work and classroom discussions around student experiences.
Why learn another language?
Below, this wonderful talk by Chimamanda Adichie explores many important elements that are (or should be) a part of language learning and bilingualism: voice, storytelling, empathy, knowing yourself and knowing others, breaking down stereotypes:
For when you might get a little discouraged or wonder why you're making such an effort:
Via: Voxy Blog
How can I learn more easily?
Strategies for the Journey
From Rebecca Oxford, this can be useful for students to use on their own or in a classroom discussion:
H. Douglas Brown's book, courtesy of S. Albertal's spanish4ever.com website: