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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Teacher Foreign Language Education | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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Learning theories are conceptual framework that describe how information is absorbed, processed, and retained during learning. Cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences, as well as prior experience, all play a part in how understanding, or a world view, is acquired or changed, and knowledge and skills retained. (Wikipedia)

 

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Don’t Walk Into a Classroom Without Knowing This About Non-English Speakers

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Let’s have a brief discussion about English Language Learners and Limited English-Proficient students. Students who are not proficient in English are referred to as English language learners (ELLs) or limited English-proficient (LEP) students. There are more than 5 million ELL students currently enrolled in American schools. That’s more than 10% of the total school enrollment. Most ELL students reside in the states of Texas, California, New York, and Florida. Most of these students speak Spanish. Surprisingly, nearly two thirds of all ELL students were born and raised in the United States, while the other third are recent immigrants. In 2008, …
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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | Teacher Foreign Language Education | Scoop.it

Research on how we learn a second language demonstrates that effective listening involves more than simply hearing the words that float past our ears. Rather, it’s an active process of interpreting information and making meaning. Studies of skilled language learners have identified specific listening strategies that lead to superior comprehension. What’s more, research has shown that learners who deliberately adopt these strategies become better listeners.


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We derive the most benefit from observation when we have in mind the conscious intention to carry out the action ourselves. In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, psychologist Scott Frey of the University of Oregon scanned the brains of participants as they watched videos of someone putting together and taking apart a toy made of several parts. One group of subjects simply watched the demonstration; another group was aware that they would be asked to reproduce the actions they viewed on the video.

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The human mind should learn @least 6 knew words to their library of vocabulary, and knowledge every day that advances you in life...

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Interesting article about how our brain works...

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Teacher Foreign Language Education | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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Learning theories are conceptual framework that describe how information is absorbed, processed, and retained during learning. Cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences, as well as prior experience, all play a part in how understanding, or a world view, is acquired or changed, and knowledge and skills retained. (Wikipedia)

 

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Stephen Krashen on Language Acquisition

Stephen Krashen on Language Acquisition from the 80s.

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"We all acquire language, in the same way"

Excellent video about Language Acquisition by Stephen Krashen, one of the most influencing linguist in the  bilingual educational field. If you`re a language teacher I suggest you to pay attention to this information.

Stephen Krashen is the author of more than 250 articles and books about bilingual education, language learning, reading learning and neuro linguist. He is a linguist, educative researcher and politic activist.
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How to be a bad teacher?

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There has been a lot of things written about what makes a good teacher;I have personally read a lot of articles on the characteristics of a “good teacher”;and I think that,by implicatio...
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Germany Takes On Education Reform (Education Everywhere Series)

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Learning English with Songs

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Learning a Foreign Language Have you tried learning a foreign language as an adult? What were some of your experiences?
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Juan Camilo Mazuera's curator insight, May 31, 8:38 PM
Take a look to this blog to learn about advices to learn easier another language through Music.

What is the secret?

Among many tips are highlighted motivation, emotions, relaxation. This reading is highly recommended by me and anyone who like music.


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Jack C. Richards on Communicative Competence - Part 2 of 2

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Jack C. Richards on Communicative Language Teaching

In this video, Professor Jack C. Richards discusses communicative language teaching.
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Silent Way: tape player, two-word verbs (part 1 of 6)

Some video of a Silent Way ESL course that took place in May 2009 in Tokyo. Here, students work on directions for using a tape player, in the process focusin...
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English Language Teaching - EFL | My English Pages

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Methods,techniques, approaches and much more... A review of English language teaching methodologies.
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After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures

After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures | Teacher Foreign Language Education | Scoop.it
When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed.
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Juan Camilo Mazuera's curator insight, May 31, 7:58 PM
Really interesting article about how we really remember words from the neuroscience perspective. If you are curious about to know how the brain works to find the meaning of a word. this will give you more clues about it.

Everything was done regarding to a study done with 25 adult participants to learn a set of 150 nonsense words where it was analyzed the information from the visual word form area which is found in the left side of the visual cortex.

More curious? take a look.



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A short history of ELT | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

A short history of ELT | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Teacher Foreign Language Education | Scoop.it
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Techniques for Teaching Total Physical Response (TPR)

Total Physical Response (TPR) is a method developed by Dr. James J. Asher, a professor emeritus of psychology at San José State University, to aid learning s...
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Juan Camilo Mazuera's curator insight, May 31, 8:02 PM
For people interested in how to teach properly to kids, one from many responses is definitely the implementation of Total Physical Response (TPR), this video explains in depth more about what it is about and some examples of how to use it during classes. 

Do not miss this information because it will be very valuable when you are in charge of primary courses or simply young kids 
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Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education

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Have you ever thought of teaching your students how to create an ePortfolio ? Well if you have not then it is about time to take the idea seriously. There are actually several reasons why you should encourage students to create their own ePortfolios but before we delve into them let me just briefly define what an ePortfolio is.

 

ePortfolio is an electronic journal where one collects evidence of their learning. It is the equivalent of the traditional pen and paper journals where we used to track our learning journey before technology takes over. ePortfolios can either be discipline specific or genrally open to the entire lifelong learning experience. We in education are interested in the first type.

 

The good thing about ePortfolios is that they help students reflect about their own learning.This reflection is a necessary mental process for developing critical thinking. Students no longer are just passive learners but rather actively participate in the improvement of their learning.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/teachers-guide-use-eportfolios.html

 


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What Does Critical Thinking Mean in Education ?

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Juan Camilo Mazuera's curator insight, May 31, 8:10 PM
Do you know what critical thinking means?

As a beforehand suggestion I will tell you that if you internalize this concept what everything around it you will change the perspective of your life and how you have been thinking, believing or even evaluating everything around you in your life.

More than a concept it something that everybody need to understand their lives. Take a look and then start to applying it in your life, you won`t regret for sure.
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Diane Larsen-Freeman on Techniques & Principles in Language Teaching (3rd ed.)

Diane Larsen-Freeman discusses the newly-released 3rd edition of the influential teacher development title Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching, pu...
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What is Active Learning?

Discusses what active learning is and provides examples of how active learning can be used in both face to face and online classes.
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Jack C. Richards on Communicative Competence - Part 1 of 2

In this video cast, Professor Jack C. Richards discusses communicative competence.
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Juan Camilo Mazuera's curator insight, May 31, 8:30 PM
Take a look to this interesting video about what is the Communicative competence. Being aware of this fact of the human being and his necessity of communicating will let you know more about how people act during several circumstances related with language and communication. 

Also, if you`re a language teacher this information will help you during your classes to take into account the way people express themselves.
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Empowering the Language Learner | The New School

The New School for Public Engagement is a division of The New School, a university in New York City offering distinguished degree, certificate, and continuin...
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Total Physical Response (TPR) - Teacher Training film no. 8

Günter Gerngross demonstrates a TPR sequence with a class of children using Playway Second edition. The children learn vocabulary using mimes, gestures and d...
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Learning through Experience: Revisiting Community Language Learning

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See the full gallery on Posterous One of the many perks of working on the  Summer Master of Arts in Teaching (SMAT)  program at the SIT Graduate Institute is the chance to be a learner again.
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Suggestopedia in practice: Lonny Gold: part 1 of 5

- mistakes are positive - addressing long & short-term memory - giving emotional meaning to information - we assimilate before analysing Revolutionary insigh...
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