"In the general population (in US regardless of ESL or natives, maybe)25% learn aurally from listening to a lecture, 30% learn visually from reading or looking at graphic material or a demonstration, and 45% learn tactilely-kinesthetically by being physically involved."
though it's very unclear where the source of information comes from, it's kinda interesting to know...Does this mean there are more people whose learning style is "kinesthetic" than visual learners?
Yoko.M, "What really is fun for children studying EFL", Featured Speaker, JALT 2008, July, P32-34
Summary 子供が英語の勉強を楽しむ事ができる、ポイント。 1,Make identifying objects fun 2,TPR 3, Rhythmical songs and chants 4, Using English for real communication 5, Making unknown sounds 6, Reading on their own 7, Acting out 8, Having goals 9, Writing English (on their own) 10,Feeling like an independent user of English
Response 4, 8, 9, and 10 are interesting cuz I feel like there are interrelated somehow. Scott Gardner, "Three ways humor helps in the language classroom", Reader's forum, JALT 2008, June, P11-15
The phonological Level Q: What is black and white and re(a)d all over? A: A Newspaper.
The semantic Level Q: A plane crashed on the border of Colombia and Venezuela. Which country buried the survivors? A: They didn't need to bury the survivors.
The culture level Q:How do you know if you're at a Mormon wedding reception? A: The bride's not pregnant, but the bride's mother is.
The warm-up A: Doctor, doctor, please help me! Everywhere I touch on my body, it hurts. B: Your finger's broken.
Reponse For advanced level.
Paul,W."The younger, the wiser? Age effects on English language learning", JULT 2008, June, P17-20
Summary Young students,esp.during CPH, have advantages on learning phonology and morpho-syntax. Teachers should not be reluctant to teach syntax and morphemes to them. Oler people need to overcome things those youngs do not have to deal with; anxiety and language attainment.
Response I read this just to refine my understanding of "earlier inputs of English is better". It's kinda interesting that Paul says teachers should teach grammar to young students. We assume young kids are not intelligent enough to understand the complex system of English language at the early stage. Maybe, teachers should employ inductive approach that focuses on the grammar implicitly so that students actually do not realize what they are learning. I can already feel it's difficult when I even say that right now, but it seems to be worth trying.