Category Archives: Motivation

A speaking exercise

This is a rehearsal of a way to evaluate a speaking exercise. My proposal goes like this: I make an invitation to talk about songs (assuming everyone loves music and has favorite songs). I make an example of what I … Continue reading

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On Motivation (Part 2)

Considering the work of Dörnyei and Csizér about the Key Areas in which the teacher can influence lernears’motivation, these are my contributions in four I found fundamental for teaching secondary: 1)      The teacher People learn by observing others (Bandura). A … Continue reading

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On Motivation (First part)

I took these notes while revising some motivation theories; they can be useful to anyone so I publish them. Skinner (Behaviorism) A child acquires verbal behavior when relatively unpatterned vocalization, selectively reinforced, gradually assumes forms which produce appropriate consequences in … Continue reading

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