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
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!
Get FREE FEEDBACK and energize your learning by answering these 5 questions! … More 5 Questions to help you learn English better!
Podcast Interview with Gordon Craig by Queenie Kawabe. … More Podcast: My story about living in Japan, developing, and choosing to work online.
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
There is a fun way to develop your English listening ability, fluency, spelling, typing speed, and have fun while doing it! It’s free! http://lyricstraining.com/en/ … More Develop English Fluency With Interactive Videos
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