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Teachers: Are you using this simple, effective grammar technique?

There are various ways of presenting English grammar. If students aren't responding to the techniques used, teachers perhaps need to think, let's simplify it. There are 12 major verb tenses in the English language (always under discussion). And they can be confusing to learn and their names difficult to remember. I remember one of my … Continue reading Teachers: Are you using this simple, effective grammar technique?

Attention! Do Your Teaching Methods Pass The Long-Term Memory Check List?

Unfortunately, long-term semantic memory is known to have the weakest retrieval system. Therefore, ESL EFL teachers have to make sure many neurological paths and connections are made and developed so English language students can store subject matter securely and retrieve information easily.

Teachers: Use Unbelievably Easy Methods to Gain Interest and Grab Attention

The previous post emphasised how EFL / ESL teachers have to gain student interest for information processing to take place. If not, the raindrops on the window will be the memories students create during an English language lesson. Also mentioned were three necessary components that need to be taken into consideration: attention, meaning and emotion. … Continue reading Teachers: Use Unbelievably Easy Methods to Gain Interest and Grab Attention

Teachers: Here’s What You Should Know About ‘Poor Memory’

EFL and ESL teachers may reason that one of the major obstacles to learning seems to be ‘poor memory’.  Sometimes, however, our students' vacant looks appear because the classwork being reviewed was never perceived or processed adequately in the first place. The material presented in an earlier lesson never entered the information processing system or … Continue reading Teachers: Here’s What You Should Know About ‘Poor Memory’

Are Emotional Problems Causing Foreign Language Learning Difficulties?

 Affective factors: ANXIETY ESL or EFL Teachers or professionals in this field, did you know students encountering difficulties with learning a foreign language experience high levels of anxiety? This is especially true for those with a history of foreign language learning difficulties for instance, students whose learning experience has been negative and who have suffered … Continue reading Are Emotional Problems Causing Foreign Language Learning Difficulties?