English language students staring back at you with blank faces when you mention previously 'taught' material doesn't give you the best feeling for the rest of your well-planned lesson. According to your class register, these students were definitely present in physical form last week. Apparently, their thoughts were elsewhere. Perhaps they were daydreaming about skydiving … Continue reading Teachers! Stop Yourselves and Your Students From Feeling Like This
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.
Sometimes, our ESL EFL students' vacant looks appear because the classwork being reviewed was never perceived or processed adequately in the first place.