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By the time most language teachers see them, students have spent many years in the classroom and have developed habits and strategies that work for them. What students don’t always seem to realize is that the strategies that they use to learn, say, biology, are not necessarily the same as those they should use to learn a foreign language. Just think of the number of times you have watched students cram for an exam, as though the past participle can be grasped by reading flash cards five minutes before a test.