10 Commandments For Efl Teachers And Students

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10 Commandments For Efl Teachers And Students

  1. 1. The 10 Commandments Of Language Teaching
  2. 2. LEARNER'S VERSION * Go with your hunches * Dive in * Get the BIG picture * Believe in yourself * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals *M istakes help us TEACHER'S VERSION I. Lower inhibitions 2. Encourage risk-taking 3. Build self-confidence 4. Develop intrinsic motivation. 5. Engage in cooperative learning 6. Use right-brain processes 7. Promote ambiguity tolerance 8. Practice intuition 9. Process error feedback 10.Set personal goals
  3. 3. <ul><li>CAN YOU MATCH THE TEACHER’S COMMANDMENT WITH THE LEARNER’S COMMANDMENT? </li></ul>
  4. 4. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 1. LOWER INHIBITIONS FEAR NOT!
  5. 5. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 2. ENCOURAGE RISK TAKING. DIVE IN!
  6. 6. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 3. BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
  7. 7. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 4. DEVELOP INTRINSIC MOTIVATION SEIZE THE DAY!
  8. 8. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 5. ENGAGE IN COOPERATIVE LEARNING LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR!
  9. 9. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 6. USE RIGHT BRAIN PROCESSES GET THE BIG PICTURE!
  10. 10. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 7. PROMOTE AMBIGUITY TOLERANCE COPE WITH THE CHAOS!
  11. 11. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 8. PRACTICE INTUITION GO WITH YOUR HUNCHES!
  12. 12. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 9. PROCESS ERROR FEEDBACK. MISTAKES HELP US!
  13. 13. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 10. SET PERSONAL GOALS! SET YOUR OWN GOALS!
  14. 14. * Go with your hunches * Get the BIG picture * Dive in * Fear not! * Love thy neighbor * Seize the day * Cope with the chaos * Set your own goals * M istakes help us * Believe in yourself 1. Lower inhibitions FEAR NOT!
  15. 15. LEARNER'S VERSION * Fear not! * Dive in * Believe in yourself * Seize the day * Love thy neighbor * Get the BIG picture * Cope with the chaos * Go with your hunches *M istakes help us. * Set your own goals TEACHER'S VERSION I. Lower inhibitions 2. Encourage risk-taking 3. Build self-confidence 4. Develop intrinsic motivation. 5. Engage in cooperative learning 6. Use right-brain processes 7. Promote ambiguity tolerance 8. Practice intuition 9. Process error feedback 10.Set personal goals
  16. 16. The Future’s Predicate <ul><li>(process over product) </li></ul><ul><li>Know less </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>understand more! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Pascal’s Teaching Gambit <ul><li>We don’t know what the END is. So we should enjoy the process. Teach students to be happy and you will be too! </li></ul>
  18. 18. References H.D. Brown, (2000) 'Principles of Language Learning and Teaching ‘ , New York; Longman
  19. 19. WWW.DDD.BATCAVE.NET EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

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