07 Apr 2014

The Latin root of the word motivation means "that which inwardly moves a person to behave a certain way."

18 Jan 2014

This is my first blog post on the British Council Teaching English webpage.

05 Apr 2013

Some teenage students come to us with an unsatisfactory attitude or low self-confidence with regard to L2 learning due to past...

03 Feb 2009

While listening to a radio 4 podcast on a very interesting idea to encourage English school children to learn poetry off by heart, I...

21 Dec 2008

In this article, I am trying to share my personal experience about motivating students in learnig English and other related topics such...

09 Aug 2008

Something happened to me recently which I had not come across in my longish career up till now.

  • Unfortunately, all too often we teachers talk about motivation as something we have to do to students instead of helping them identify ways they can motivate themselves. 
  • Thank you BCTE for allowing me to post! :-)Without any further ado, on to the question - one of four topics on offer for January 2014 - of How does blogging help you to be a better teacher?. Here are some of the words that popped into my mind on...
  • IntroductionSome teenage students come to us with an unsatisfactory attitude or low self-confidence with regard to L2 learning due to past experiences, do not see the relevance of language learning in their short or long-term plans or have...
  • While listening to a radio 4 podcast on a very interesting idea to encourage English school children to learn poetry off by heart, I thought: hang on, this could work for my students. Foreign language students have a bit of a talent for learning...
  • /*-->*/  In this article, I am trying to share my personal experience about motivating students in learnig English and other related topics such as special attention to humanbasic needs as a basis of motivation. After arguing with a student...
  • Something happened to me recently which I had not come across in my longish career up till now. My students were asked to evaluate my teaching -  anoymous for them, but not for me !To be quite honest, I found it all rather nerve-racking and it set...