How to be a good learner

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How to be a good learner

  1. 1. How to be a GOOD learner
  2. 2. How important is the students’ motivation? <ul><li>Integrative motivation is more powerful than instrumental but whatever kind of motivation students have, it is clear that highly motivated students do better than ones without any motivation at all. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is responsible for learning? <ul><li>Learning is a partnership between teachers and students. </li></ul><ul><li>As teachers, it is up to encourage students to take charge of their learning by guiding them and by being available to discuss individual plans to study. </li></ul><ul><li>But good learners don’t wait to be taught. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What characteristics do good classroom learners share ? <ul><li>Succesful students have some or all of the following characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to listen, </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to experiment, </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to ask questions, </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to think about how to learn, </li></ul><ul><li>A willingness to accept correction. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s special about teaching adults? <ul><li>LEARNING EXPERIENCES (BAD AND GOOD): STRONG OPINIONS ABOUT HOW TEACHING AND LEARNING SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT. </li></ul><ul><li>LIFE EXPERIENCES: VIEW OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING WHICH MAKES THEM STICK TO A COURSE OF STUDY IN AN ADULT WAY. </li></ul><ul><li>IF THEY CAN SEE THE POINT OF LEARNING, AND IF WE ARE ABLE TO EXPLAIN THE REASON WHY WE ARE ASKING THEM TO DO THINGS TO THEIR SATISFACTION. </li></ul>
  6. 6. LEVELS Terms for student levels Advanced Upper intermediate Intermediate Lower intermediate Elementary False beginners Beginners
  7. 7. How should we teach the different levels? <ul><li>The activities we offer students often depends on their LANGUAGE level. For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Beginners: simple language, exagerated tone of voice, gestures. </li></ul>

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