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A Successful Foreign Language Learner. Prof. Yi-Ping Wu. The Seventh Group. Group Members. 9331372 Carlos Dong. 9331376 Lisa Wu. 9331338 Zoë Lee. 9331378 Vicky Lin. Introduction. The Purpose of the Study. Why do we choose her? - The first reason

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A successful foreign language learner

A Successful Foreign Language Learner

Prof. Yi-Ping Wu

The Seventh Group


Group members

Group Members

9331372

Carlos Dong

9331376

Lisa Wu

9331338

Zoë Lee

9331378

Vicky Lin


Introduction

Introduction


The purpose of the study

The Purpose of the Study

  • Why do we choose her?

    - The first reason

    We want to know that how she conquered many

    problems in foreigner country.

    - The second reason

    She always tells us how to learn English better.

  • Why do we think she is successful?

    She is a good example who spent seven years

    studying aboard and now is a English teacher.


Case description

Case Description

  • Educational background and research fields

    -Deguang Catholic Girls' High School

    -B.A in English Literature atProvidence University

    - Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Texas at Dallas


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Case Description

  • Learning experiences

    -elementary school

    -junior high school

    -senior high school

    -university

    -graduate school


Methods

Methods


Data collection

Data Collection

  • Face-to-face interview

    We planned a number of questionsbefore the interview.

  • E-mails

    We asked for some extra information.

  • Questionnaire

    She did the questionnaire of learning styles.


Analysis of professor wu s learning characteristic

Analysis of Professor Wu’s Learning Characteristic

  • Intelligence

    Professor Wu excels in spatial, musical, and

    interpersonal intelligence.

  • Personality

    Professor Wu is moderately extroverted


Analysis of professor wu s learning characteristic1

Analysis of Professor Wu’s Learning Characteristic

  • Motivation and attitudes

    Professor Wu has intrinsic and instrumental motivation.

  • Learner Preferences

    Professor Wu tends to be visual , field-independent,

    reflective, and has no particular dominance on

    either side.


Discussion

Discussion


A successful foreign language learner

  • Behaviorism

    - Practice and drill

    She listens to radio and watches American TV programseveryday.

    - Habit formation

    She keeps practicing and repeating the language constantly to form her habit of saying those sentences.

    - Imitation

    She admired a teacher’s teaching, so she started to imitate that teacher.

    - Positive and corrective feedback

    She felt confident in learning second language.


A successful foreign language learner

  • Interactionism

    When Professor Wu studied abroad, she had

    many chances to communicate with others.

  • CPH (Critical Period Hypothesis)

    Professor Wu started to learn English at ten.


A successful foreign language learner

  • ZPD (zone of proximal development)

    She improved her speaking skills by talking with

    more advanced learners.

  • The input hypothesis

    I+1 (I= comprehensible input)-- read more

    difficulty stuff.


Conclusion

Conclusion


Summary

Summary

  • Professor Wu’s success in second language learning attributes to many factors, including her strong intrinsic motivation, long-term formed habit, and positive attitude.

  • She believes that positive attitude and good learning skills are the best ways to study English.

  • “Never give up, and success will belong to you.”


Suggestion for foreign language learners

Suggestion For Foreign Language Learners

  • Reading ability

    Choose a proper materialto read

  • Writing ability

    Imitate the structure of authentic articles

  • Listening ability

    Listen to ICRT and watch English videos

  • Speaking ability

    Seize every opportunity to speak in English.


A successful foreign language learner

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