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TEFL students face socio-cultural and cognitive development constraints effecting second language acquisition. The basis for the workshop is an eight-week project conducted in a TEFL setting (small Japanese Embassy school) in the Middle East. Findings from the research identified a link between the factors of performance in front of the ethnic community, ownership and co-construction of the task, relevance age appropriateness of the task in increasing language learning motivation. The content of the workshop dealt with differences between lower and upper primary, implementation of learning strategies, learning styles, cultural identity, deconstruction of games and activities based on cognitive variance and multimodal lesson design. Moreover, consciousness was raised regarding issues such as; difference between proficiency level and developmental level, types of language skills and when to implement them in the lesson and group dynamics.