As teachers, we are good language learners.We have usually learned in an intuitive way.We often assume that our learners can do the same.This is not necessarily true!We can help by focussing explicitly on techniques and strategies for learning, communicating (and doing exams).
Areas of awareness
Study habitsMy expectationsEnglish and meLearning to speakLearning to listenLearning to readLearning to write Exam techniques
(1) Study habits
Ways to record vocabularyWays to remember vocabularyWays to record grammarWays to revise
(2) My expectations
Mark the statements. 1 = Agree totally 2 = More or less agree 3 = Dont agree
I will be able to speak English fluently when I leave school.I expect to do exams.I expect English classes to be fun.Its the teachers fault if I dont learn.
(3) English and me
English words in my everyday lifeEnglish-speaking people I like / dont likeInteresting jobs and EnglishEnglish and my language- Words with different / multiple meanings (eg constipado, hole)- Similarities and differences
Its easy to make overly optimistic assumptions about our studentsWe can give them tools to help them learnSome areas we can usefully helpSome ways to do thisTechniques, awareness, communication strategiesExam strategies