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The language challenge. Listening to language experiences You are going to watch a video in which two international students and a tutor describe typical language and cultural challenges faced by students when they first arrive in the UK.

The language challenge

They also suggest some ways of dealing with these challenges. Instruction Watch the video extract and move the various problems and solutions mentioned by each speaker into the appropriate place. Some have already been done for you as an example. To watch the video, click the play button. 13 ways to improve your studying process. Are you having a hard time trying to concentrate on your lessons?

13 ways to improve your studying process

Or do you simply need new ideas on how to enhance your studying routine? Well, we have prepared a special list of 13 ways to give your learning process a serious boost. 1. If you are the type of person who gets distracted easily, listening to music while studying would not be a good idea. But this applies only for music with lyrics. 2. Languages at Southampton University. This information has been produced by the Centre for Language Study and is available in booklet form, along with all the other Modern Languages study guides, in the Language Resources Centre.

Languages at Southampton University

Words and phrases in bold have glossary definitions. Introduction: Becoming an independent language learner This guide has been written to help you learn a foreign language more effectively and successfully. It suggests a range of learning strategies that you can adopt - whether you are a newcomer to language learning or at a more advanced stage. Didn't learn a second language as a kid? No worries. Here's why you might want to learn one anyway. Believe it or not, before the 1960s, researchers thought children learning other languages was a handicap.

Didn't learn a second language as a kid? No worries. Here's why you might want to learn one anyway.

Wait. Seriously? How language can affect the way we think. Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?)

How language can affect the way we think

Might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. In Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the uncle is on, whether he’s related by marriage or birth and, if it’s your father’s brother, whether he’s older or younger. Version for Speakers of Other Languages Learning English. Birmingham Grid for Learning - Multiple Intelligences (Secondary) 154059.article. How Students Learn. And there are some problems with a daily regimen of benchmark testing.

How Students Learn

So a daily regime of benchmark testing probably isn't for everyone; but it's something to think about. Benchmark testing may not be for everyone, nor multiple midterms, but final exams should be. There is a tendency to shy away from finals, sometimes in favor of a noncumulative exam covering only material since the midterm, but cumulative final exams definitely have educational merit. In the first place, a cumulative final exam forces students to review all the material covered in the course, and that review in and of itself enhances learning. Plus, it's an opportunity for the student to put the whole course together, to connect material from the first half with material from the second. An important paper by Lee and Anderson (Annual Review of Psychology, 2013) covers this controversy in detail.

Using the SILL to Record the Language Learning Strategy Use: Suggestions fo... Using the SILL to Record the Language Learning Strategy Use:...

Using the SILL to Record the Language Learning Strategy Use: Suggestions fo...

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be sold or licensed nor shared on other sites. Approaches To Learner Autonomy In Language Learning. LI05051.pdf. Plenary by Sugata Mitra. Session Details Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK.

Plenary by Sugata Mitra

His interests include Children’s Education, Remote Presence, Self-organising systems, Cognitive Systems, Physics and Consciousness. Professor Mitra’s work at NIIT created the first curricula and pedagogy for that organisation, followed by years of research on learning styles, learning devices, several of them now patented, multimedia and new methods of learning. Culminating and, perhaps, towering over his previous work, are his “hole in the wall” experiments with children’s learning. Since 1999, he has convincingly demonstrated that groups of children, irrespective of who or where they are, can learn to use computers and the internet on their own using public computers in open spaces such as roads and playgrounds.

StudySkills. High Sch Pre/Post Assessments Assessing the improvement of students' study skills and behaviors as a result of instruction and "hands-on" practice is an important component for validation.

StudySkills

Each lesson integrates tools for topical evaluations to demonstrate mastery of skills improvement and, in most cases, students witness immediate increases in effectiveness with the use of the time-tested and proven learning strategies. This enhances student motivation. It also gives testimony teachers can readily discern for the effectiveness of their time-on-task. Optional Assessments for Evaluating Change in Students' Study Behaviors Oftentimes an overall assessment detailing how improved study skills change overall study behavior and habits is preferred and/or required. Survey of Student Assessment of Study Behaviors Parents' Observation of Study Behaviors Survey.