Best Selling Book, The Anxious Language Learner, Is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days (until 04/03/2015)
Taghreed M. Al-Saraj’s new book, The Anxious Language Learner: A Saudi Woman’s Story will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on March 30th.
If you’re learning or teaching a foreign language, or simply love languages, then The Anxious Language Learner is a must-read. It is written in an engaging way that holds the audience’s attention from start to finish due to its groundbreaking information and anecdotes from the author’s personal experiences. The Anxious Language Learner aims to uncover the anxiety surrounding learning foreign languages. The author, Taghreed Al-Saraj, clearly gets her message across to all readers regarding the complex subject of foreign language.
An expert in the anxiety that often accompanies learning a foreign language, Taghreed M. Al-Saraj, Ph.D., takes you on the personal journey that led to the shocking discovery of her own language anxiety. She also unravels misconceptions about Saudi Arabia and in particular, the women who call it home. Read this book and you will understand the symptoms and causes of foreign language anxiety, discover how to coach yourself out of it and learn how teachers can guide their students through it.
The Anxious Language Learner by Taghreed M. Al-Saraj will be free and available for download on Amazon for 5 days (03/30/2015 – 04/03/2015) at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UY2TDE8. The Anxious Language Learner has a 4.9 star rating on Amazon.com. Here’s what some people are saying:
“Dr. Taghreed Alsaraj’s story is nothing short of inspirational. Her tenacity and motivation when it pertains to education is summed up in her father’s military tone when he said “if you’re not dying, you’re going.” Ever after, she was committed to learning. This is where language-learning anxiety comes in. All too often, educators demand high performance without tackling root causes for struggling students. Taghreed exposes the anxiety that comes with learning a new language, and teaches students how to grow past the fear of messing up. Very nice!”
“Dr. Taghreed takes a whole new perspective on language classes in her new book: “the Anxious Language Learner.” When students enter the classroom, educators generally focus on performance than qualifying obstacles that might detract from their overall understanding. Performance anxiety can be one of the most detrimental afflictions, even for the brightest students. By zeroing in on this stumbling block, Taghreed gives students the skills they need to truly succeed and meet their goals.”
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About The Author:
Dr. Taghreed M. Al-Saraj is currently the first Saudi woman to be a Post-Doctorate Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley. She earned her Ph.D. from UCL, Institute of Education, University of London in 2011. Taghreed earned both her Bachelor and Masters degree from the University of Miami, Florida, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is an education consultant, a leadership coach, and an accomplished public speaker that gives talks around the globe on Foreign Language Anxiety.
It may not come as a surprise, given the collection of degrees, but Taghreed has a passion for learning and education. Prior to beginning her doctoral research, Taghreed was an English language lecturer at a private university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After learning a new language herself, Taghreed discovered that she, too, is an anxious language learner. She has a unique perspective from growing up immersed in multiple cultures. Taghreed identifies as Saudi Arabian but also spent some of her youth in the United States, Pakistan, and France in addition to earning her Ph.D. in the United Kingdom. Her perspective is a unique blend of sensitivity towards the traditional, Saudi ways, and awareness of the globalization through living in other cultures. Taghreed believes that knowledge is power, and those who have knowledge lead the way.
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