Many factors can affect foreign and second language learning one of those is low self-esteem. English language teachers can boost self-confidence in their classrooms with the right kind of praise.
To aid information storage in long-term memory and later retrieval, English language teachers (EFL ESL) need to use a combination of multi-sensory teaching methods to introduce and later rehearse and recycle material.
For English language teachers, it is important to know when planning lessons that the temporary storage space available in the short-term working memory system is limited.
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?
Language is layered and complex and for those who have specific language learning difficulties acquiring English as a second or foreign language is more challenging than we often realise. A previous post has dealt with some of the reasons why students may not be progressing as quickly as teachers may think they should. Still, before … Continue reading Is English Preventing English Language Students From Progressing?
If a student seems to be having difficulties with their English language studies, you may have to investigate the cause in order to provide a solution. Check whether your students had difficulties acquiring any of the language skills in their L1 and if they still have difficulties.
How many ways can you represent the sound /sh/ in written form. When students seem to be struggling or progressing slowly, perhaps check the depth or transparency of the target language.
There are always a number of students in foreign language classes that can't seem to keep up with the pace of the other students. The following four theories may help teachers pinpoint the root of their ESL / EFL students' difficulties.
ESL EFL teachers or professionals need to be aware that English language students have qualities and learning differences that can enhance or hold back their language acquisition process. However, the language itself also has components that may inhibit learning.