Interpersonal Dynamics in Second Language Education The Visible and Invisible Classroom

by Madeline E. Ehrman, Zoltan Dornyei

Interpersonal Dynamics in Second Language Education The Visible and Invisible Classroom Synopsis

In this book, Madeline Ehrman and Zoltan Dornyei demonstrate how concepts from clinical and social psychology can help linguists and teachers understand the conditions which make second language learning more or less effective. In particular, the authors show how unconscious `scripts' can cause unproductive conflict, demotivation and eventual aversion to language learning. Moreover, the text shows how learning can be facilitated by appropriate use of interpersonal dynamics.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761907213
Publication date: 11th September 1998
Author: Madeline E. Ehrman, Zoltan Dornyei
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Language acquisition, Teaching skills & techniques, Educational psychology, Social, group or collective psychology,

About Madeline E. Ehrman, Zoltan Dornyei

Madeline Ehrman is an independent scholar and consultant, retired from the position of Director of Research, Evaluation, & Development at the Foreign Service Institute (US Department of State). With advanced degrees in both linguistics and psychology, she has published extensively on topics that combine both fields, e.g., the books Understanding Second Language Learning Difficulties and Interpersonal Dynamics in Second Language Education. Her areas of interest include individual differences in adult language learning, language learning aptitude, the emotional aspects of learning, and helping learners make better use of their metacognition. In addition to continuing to write and consult, she also is ...

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