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Resources for Understanding learners

Listening and elementary learners - listening article
23 August, 2004
This article is about making the listening experience in the classroom more similar to what we do in real life. It's about giving our students some choice in what they listen to and what they take...
Learner diaries - writing article
16 August, 2004
When teaching large classes of students year after year it can become very difficult to see each student as an individual with individual needs and abilities.
Reading and elementary learners - reading article
2 August, 2004
One of the key issues I've noticed in getting my elementary learners to read is that of self-confidence. 
The not-so-hidden resource - students - resources article
24 February, 2004
Every classroom has them, and every teacher has no doubt used them at some time in their career. Many teachers have no doubt cursed them in the darker days of their lives.
Teen angst - methodology article
29 January, 2004
This article looks at establishing and maintaining discipline in the teen classroom.
Motivating teenagers - methodology article
4 November, 2003
"Motivation is as much an effect as a cause of learning." AusubelIn this article I will discuss how teachers can aim to improve the motivation levels of teenage students.
Intercultural learning 2 - methodology article
30 October, 2003
This is the second of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. The first article - Intercultural learning 1 - sets out the methodological background to this...
Intercultural learning 1 - methodology article
23 October, 2003
This is the first of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. This article sets out the methodological background to this topic, and the second article - ...
Motivating pupils to read 2 - literature article
15 May, 2003
This is the second of two articles that look at ways to apply the process model of motivation as proposed by Dornyei (2001) to a number of suggestions and techniques for making the challenge of...
Motivating pupils to read - literature article
15 May, 2003
This is the first of two articles that look at ways to apply the process model of motivation as proposed by Dornyei (2001) to a number of suggestions and techniques for making the challenge of...
Write on! - Creative writing as language practice - writing article
25 November, 2002
This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing in the classroom and how to set up activities successfully.

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