Design Successful Learning
Contemporary Topics (Levels 1-3) (published by Pearson) is now in its fourth edition. I’ve been series editor since the series inception in 1991, and I’m proud of the progress that the series has made over the years. I’d like to share an overview of the framework I’ve used to develop the series, in terms of...
There are several active listening strategies that we can teach to our students. I’ve grouped them into 8 categories:   Planning   Focusing attention Monitoring Evaluating Inferencing Elaborating  Collaborating Reviewing All are important!  Consider concrete ways to teach, discuss, practice, and review these strategies!  Group 2:  Focusing attention Focusing attention means concentrating on the input and task at hand....
There are several active listening strategies that we can teach to our students. I’ve grouped them into 8 categories:   Planning Focusing attention Monitoring Evaluating Inferencing Elaborating  Collaborating Reviewing All are important!  Consider concrete ways to teach, discuss, practice, and review these strategies!  Group 1:  Planning Planning means:  developing an awareness of the steps needed to accomplish a...
Teachers, instructional designers and language researchers have become increasingly interested in listening. The cumulative research on listening and the growing array of listening materials available to language learners has provided us with an expanding wealth of resources, delivered in innovative technologies. At the same time, this current abundance has created a need for a fresh...
Engagement is the life blood, the source of language learning – all learning actually.  Engagement is intertwined with motivation – but it is engagement which fuels the motivation cycle.          Over the years, through teaching, observation, and research, I have come up with my top ten teaching tips to increase engagement.     Tip 1:  Use great content  Whatever...