Learning in a Content-Based, Collaboratively Structured Course: The Experience of an Adult ESL Learner
AbstractIn this article the emotive, social aspects of learning ESL in small group settings are explored. The feelings and beliefs of one learner, an adult Japanese woman, are captured as she reflects on her classroom experiences. It is argued that her conscious reflection about her negative emotions and their sources allowed her to act on them, resulting in enhanced second language learning. It is also argued that it may be as important to help learners deal with the social dimensions as the cognitive dimensions of second language learning in order to experience success as a second language learner.
How to Cite
Swain, M. . . . . . . . . . . (1994). Learning in a Content-Based, Collaboratively Structured Course: The Experience of an Adult ESL Learner. TESL Canada Journal, 12(1), 15–28. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v12i1.641