Motivation is one of the most important factors in successful learning, and teachers and trainers often talk about how they need to 'motivate' their learners. But what do they actually mean? Some try to motivate by making demands, while others have a softer approach; some shout, others remain calm; some talk to the group, others to individuals. Which works better?
This workshop will look at motivation in the context of language learning. We will discuss definitions, and its importance, before considering which aspects of motivation a teacher can actually influence most easily.
You can download all the materials from the workshop in the downloads section on the right. You can complete some of the materials online by taking a look at the activities in the activities section, and if you have any questions or comments about the workshop we would be happy to hear from you. You can add your comments in the discuss section. We hope you enjoy the workshop.
The following activities on the topic of motivation are intended to help you think about what you learnt from the video.
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