Who is it for?
How we teach in the language classroom is often based on our
intuition. We often feel that some things work, and others simply don't.
However, modern day research on how the brain learns has identified
several ways of learning that better match our brain's learning
preference, so to speak. Interestingly, very little of this science of
learning has been transferred to the language classroom. As teachers,
however, we are in the business of learning, so doesn't it seem logical
that we gain some insights into what makes learning happen in order to
make learning more effective and helps our learners progress more
effectively? This session will explore how students' learning can be
enhanced through applying some of the principles of cognitive science.