Design Successful Learning
Many teachers and language acquisition researchers, myself included, have often bemoaned the apparent “under-appreciation” of listening in language teaching.  You will often hear (in fact, I’ve often said it!) that listening is  the “forgotten skill” or the “missing element” in language teaching.  Certainly, we can find more attention given to the explicit teaching of reading, writing, and speaking...
Note-taking represents the operation of “working memory” – the interface between our attention, our sense of “relevance”, and any task (or even a subconscious “future agenda item” for that matter) we have in mind. In everyday life, most of us take notes very sporadically, only when we want to retain something that we’re sure we’ll...
Gamification is the use of game design elements and game mechanics in non-game contexts, such as language education. The concept of gamification – under various names –  has been increasingly employed successfully in many web based businesses to increase user engagement, to amplify the user’s “experience” in a memorable way. In short, to make it...
Area of Practice  Form of Practice/ Repetition Learner Shift During Practice Lower level skills      speech processing: minimal pairs series of pairs of phonological phrases that are identical or “minimally different” (e.g. Do you repair clocks? Do you repair clogs?); students listen and say “same” or “different”. improved ability to detect minimally different words  speech processing:...