This is a story about listening. About about how, in an effort to encourage learner autonomy, I helped some students start to overcome their fears of tackling authentic listening texts. 1,319 more words
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Are your students struggling with authentic listening activities?
Below is a brief guide I wrote to help my EFL students overcome both confidence issues and poor strategic choices when doing independent listening at home ( 763 more words
Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters!
Today we’re delighted to bring you an interview with Prof. 118 more words
As students acclimate to university life, they often are encouraged by teachers to take their education into their own hands by becoming responsible for their own learning, what teachers refer to as ‘being an autonomous learner.’ While most teachers try to balance stick-and-carrot motivation, from the student perspective it usually boils down to either having more tasks to complete for explicit credit (viewed as a stick) or to the broad, and most likely ignored, realm of ‘self-study’ (a dangling carrot). 162 more words