The importance of engaging language learners

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The value of engaging learners cannot be overemphasised. Fine out here why.

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  • 1. Engaging our students is critical to improving their learningPresented by Andrew Weiler 2014Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com2

2. - to make an effort to understand and deal with someone or something Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com3 3. We all learned our first language. It was not a download!Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com4 4. We learned by getting absorbed by the activityInsist on yourself. Never imitate. Ralph Waldo Emerson Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com5 5. We had incomparable powers of noticing and attentionGive whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of attention. Jim RohnAndrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com6 6. We didnt like being asked to do something we didt want to do!Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com7 7. What works is being challenge at our level. Engagement is the key to that!Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com8 8. What happens when we go to school? Many times we need to passively listen to the teacher.People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com9 9. Of course there are changes as we grow up! We need to deal with them as well.No man can succeed in a line of endeavour he does not like. Napoleon HillAndrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com10 10. Some are to do with habits of thought and the emotions we generate.Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com11 11. One answer in classes is to make sure students are being involved and engrossed in what they do.Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. Denis WaitleyAndrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com12 12. We can show them that languages is all about creating a lot from a little? one two three four five six seven eight nine teneleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twentytwenty one twenty two twenty three twenty four twenty five twenty six twenty seven twenty eight twenty nine thirtyone two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fif twentyHow many words do we have to learn to be able to count to 999,999? Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com13 13. Is all language learning be like this?The greatest danger for most of us lies in not setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark. Michelangelo Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com14 14. "Tell me a fact and Ill learn. Tell me a truth and Ill believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever." North American Indian sayingAndrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com15 15. The Story of Professor Agassiz and the Fish is a great story that tells us many things about what teachers need to do AND about what learners need to do!We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way. John Holt. Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com16 16. Discover from this table: - how many ways we can say a - When do the sounds change - Which other letters cause it to change? - In what spelling environments does it change? - Etc Enjoy the challenge! Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com17 17. Andrew Weiler Website/Blog: Email: Linked In: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook @Andrew_Weiler http://LanguageLearningUnlocked.comLeave your name and email address (at least) if you wish to be informed about or involved in trialling of spelling APP development. leave your name on sheet outside of room, or just leave your business card. Andrew Weiler 2014 http://strategiesinlanguagelearning.com18