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Motivating Learners

Learning to communicate in another language takes a long time. It is one of the most challenging tasks your students are likely to undertake, and they can easily become discouraged and bored with it. This section presents techniques that language teachers can use to keep their students interested and motivated by helping them understand the language acquisition process, connect language learning with their larger educational and life goals, and succeed as language learners.

A self-evaluation worksheet, available in pdf format, allows instructors to assess their current and potential motivation techniques. A supervisor observation worksheet enables supervisors to support instructors' development of such techniques.

 

Section Contents

Understanding Language Acquisition
Promoting Engagement in Language Learning
Achieving Success With Learning Strategies
Resources

 

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SELF-EVALUATION WORKSHEET (PDF)

SUPERVISOR OBSERVATION WORKSHEET (PDF)

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