Language Learning Strategies Handout

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Language Learning Strategies Handout

  1. 1. Language Learning Strategies Workshop (NHK Culture Center)! Brent A. Jones! Konan University, Hirao School of Management! ! Introduction - This interactive lecture and workshop was designed to share some of my ideas on best practices for learning a new language. This handout and other resources will be available on my website at www.brentjones.com.! ! (1) What’s going on here? (Write one sentence explaining what you think is happening.) ! ! [ ]! ! Tip #1 _____________________________________________________________________! ! (2) Talk with a partner and find three places you have both been and three places your partner has been that you haven’t.! ! We have both been to __________________ , __________________ & __________________ .! ! I haven’t been to __________________ , __________________ or __________________ .! ! Tip #2 _____________________________________________________________________! ! (3) What do these acronyms mean?! ! NGSL = N _______________ G _______________ S _______________ L _______________! ! NGST = N _______________ A _______________ W _______________ L _______________! ! (4) On average, how many times do we need to meet a new word to acquire it?! ! My guess is _________ times.! ! ! Experts say _________ times! ! Tip #3 _____________________________________________________________________! ! (4) What are two topics/themes for which you would like to make your own corpus?! ! [ ] & [ ]! ! Tip #4 _____________________________________________________________________! ! (5) What questions do you have about language learning?! ! Tip #5 _____________________________________________________________________! !
  2. 2. Websites & Online Tools! ! Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/! ! New General Service List - http://www.newgeneralservicelist.org/! ! New Academic Word List - http://www.newacademicwordlist.org/! ! British National Corpus - http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/! ! BBC Learning English - http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/! ! Voice of America: Learning English - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/! ! NHK World - http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/! ! Audio files for Scholastic ELT Readers - http://www.robwaring.org/el/scholastic.htm! ! Repeat After Us - http://www.repeatafterus.com/! ! Quizlet - http://quizlet.com/! ! Weird News Stories! Fortean Times Magazine - http://www.forteantimes.com/! ! Weird Asia News - http://www.weirdasianews.com/! ! Mental Floss - http://www.mentalfloss.com/! ! Snopes - http://snopes.com/daily/! ! Huffington Post Weird News - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/weird-news/! ! Topix – Offbeat News - http://www.topix.net/news/weird! ! Reuters – Oddly Enough - http://www.reuters.com/news/oddlyEnough! ! Fark - http://www.fark.com/! ! The Smoking Gun - http://www.thesmokinggun.com/! ! The Daily Mash - http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/ ! Websites & Online Tools! !

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