“Okay, that was a dialogue. Now I want you to deliver a monologue.”
Have you ever been in this situation? Being back in classes has once again turned on my sensitivity to learning styles. But I’ve also made some surprising discoveries about culture in the classroom.
Here are the two concepts that I’ve been pondering lately:
1) The effect of personality type on language learning.
I have touched on this briefly in other posts. It concerns the idea that those who are extroverts or simply more talkative will receive more speaking practice. The teacher must find ways to engage everyone.
On the other hand, those who spend more time listening will take in valuable observations that their peers may miss.
2) The effect of culture on language learning. continue/-