Day Three - Wednesday 16th February
Session 1: To Learn, to Play, to Think: Helping young learners develop linguistically and cognitively by Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasińska
What are effective language activities? One answer to this question would be the following: these are tasks which engage learners in purposeful language use and require various thinking skills in order to complete them. If you find the issue at least a bit intriguing, watch the session for the reasons behind such an approach as well as practical ideas ready to use in the classroom.
There are many factors influencing effective language learning, the most significant factors that are those connected with the psychology of the learner, the teacher and of the learning environment. Recent research in educational psychology can help teachers to understand the processes going on in the language classroom. In this talk, you will learn about some trends in recent research which are applicable in psychology for language learning and teaching.