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Managing Cognitive Distortions & Mitigating Affective Dissonance: How Language Students Impede Their Own Success and What to Do about It

Shannon Salyer, Ph.D.

Betty Lou Leaver, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-933455-38-9

There are many ways in which students undermine their own language learning efforts — incorrect assumptions about the difficulty of materials and courses and assignments, inaccurately negative cmparisons of themselves with other students, self-doubts from many sources, and many more. This book explores a host of reasons that students convince themselves they will fail–and then they do. Suggestions for helping students leap these barriers are included in the book for every barrier. The author presents solutions tested with thousands of students over thirty years.

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