Why We Struggle Learning Languages - ODY

TeacherB101 December 28, 2021
HELPING LEARNERS USE CHUNKS COMMUNICATIVELY

 

In this video we talk about how we can help our students use chunks communicatively - we share 4 ideas that have worked well for us in the classroom. We’re using an interactive video quiz in one of our ideas, which you can find here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky

iSLCollective teacher trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Do you know why you're struggling in learning languages?
Watch this video and answer the questions.
Scene summary:
The only barrier to learning a language is memory. - The process of language learning is the process of forming memories. Nothing more, nothing less. If you understand that, and you understand how memories are formed, then you can make progress in a way you've never dreamed possible before.
Video length: 16 minutes 28 seconds
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
First published: 2021-12-28, 08:09:23 (GMT+1)
About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What is the myth about?

  • The children are talented at learning languages
  • The adult can learn languages faster than children
  • Children can only learn Grammar faster

2) According to the speaker, what's one of the perks of growing up?

  • You've become smarter
  • You've known how to do things
  • You've learned how to learn
  • You've gotten more information

3)

Fill the gap: Advantage two, children are ________________________

4) After years of learning, why did he come to the conclusion that he's not good at learning languages?

  • Because he took a long time to learn a language
  • Because he didn't get a good grade
  • • Because he could only remember the alphabet
  • Because he couldn't speak new words clearly

5)

Fill the gap: He wanted to be a ________________________ engineer

6) What was one of the things that the speaker was NOT allowed to do in the contract?

  • Speaking only German
  • Listening to voicemail that's not in German
  • Reading German poetry
  • Asking for advice in German

7) What did the speaker become addicted to?

  • The feeling of thinking in a completely new way
  • The feeling of holding a solid conversation
  • The feeling of knowing a new word
  • The feeling of getting a good grade

8) What was the word written on the bottle?

Put the words in order: M K O R O T

9)

Fill the gap: Those connect to emotional ________________________ : to disgust, to anger at your friend, to excitement.

10)

Fill the gap: In 2015, he started Japanese, then stopped, learned Spanish, came back, and started Japanese again because Japanese is ________________________

11) Do you agree or disagree with the statement "If you want to learn a language efficiently, then you need to give that language life."? Why?

Answer the question using your own words

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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