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Revision as of 09:38, 29 January 2011

Learning style refers to the many different learning experiences and preferences that students bring to the classroom.

Given the high emotional aspect of learning a foreign language, especially as adults, finding out a student's particular learning style, together with the needs analysis, can greatly contribute to the progress he or she will make.

VAK models

Based in some cases on Neurolinguistic programming's (VAK) models (Visual learners, Auditory learners and Kinesthetic, or tactile, learners), it is argued that while everyone obviously learns by using a combination of the senses, each person has a "dominant" style:

Visual learners

  • Have a preference for texts and visual aids such as overhead slides, diagrams, handouts, etc.);

Auditory learners

  • Learn best through activities involving listening (lectures, discussions, tapes, songs, etc.);

Kinesthetic/tactile learners

  • Prefer to learn through direct experience, that is moving around, touching, hands-on activities (experiments, etc.), role plays and simulations and in general being more active in their learning process.

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