What does Ikea and learning English have in common? Well, many things, but let’s focus on one- The Ikea Effect. We highly value what we create. Creating increases motivation and memorable learning. People like Ikea for many reasons but, they also enjoy building their own furniture. It boosts their pride, engagement, and confidence when they … More Creating Adds Value When Learning English
How many of you are studying for the TOEIC or IELTS test? What test-taking strategies do you have for the listening sections? … More TOEIC Test-Taking Tip
How often are you asking questions? The Learn While Creating process (PBLL) begins with questions in order to develop a question that will drive your project. Which of these tips could you do better? … More 5 Learning Habits For Success in English
TEDed is a great and free source to help you learn English. Here is an interactive lesson on Critical Thinking. The author offers a 5 step process to critically analyze any decision. How do you make decisions? Which decisions do you critically analyze? Access the lesson here!
Get FREE FEEDBACK and energize your learning by answering these 5 questions! … More Get FREE FEEDBACK and energize your learning by answering these 5 questions!
I chose PBLL because it’s fun, effective, and rewarding. PBLL is a process of real world activities chosen by the participants and coach/facilitator, scaffolded to aid language acquisition by the coach, in order to construct a product that is communicated with the world. … More Why and What is Project Based Language Learning?
Effective learning is like hair care: Wash, Rinse, and Repeat until the desired outcome is achieved. … More Wash, Rinse, and Repeat
Finding time to study and incorporate English into your busy schedule can be a challenge. Here are some ideas for your ideal day. … More Ideal Day
Here is a helpful list of misspelled words. Which words are challenging for you? How can you remember the spelling? The article gives you mnemonics, a good memory strategy, to remember the spelling. However, for the mnemonics to be helpful, they need to have some meaning to you. Can you create a good mnemonic for … More 100 Commonly Misspelled Words!
Studies show that learners who use learning strategies are more effective learners than those who don’t use strategies. While there is some debate over the definition of what is strategic learning and what is “normal” learning, there are tricks, techniques, methods to improve the effectiveness of learning. I am a big fan of strategic learning … More Learning Strategies