At the ACTFL 2017 Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Shahla Adel presented an unprecedented study where she compared the Language Learning Strategies of Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners of Persian and Arabic. Learning strategies are specific actions taken by the learner to make learning easier, faster, more enjoyable, more self-directed, more effective and more transferable to new situations. Significance of this study was that no one had previously compared the language learning strategies across these two languages.

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