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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Thank You

For Your Attention