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2015-11-03 15:12:10

Active & Multi-Sensory Learning

Ukusni i mirisni pridjevi

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. (Confucius)

All of us learn through all our senses. Some of us learn better through one sense than another. Some students learn best through visual approaches; others through auditory approaches; yet others through a combination of the two. For some students the written word is not an optional extra but an integral part of their learning process.

Croatian language acquisition students enjoy work which involves an active, physical response and learn well where such methods are employed. One of the advantages of using visual, audio and tactile materials to support textual ones is that the resulting mixture of styles means that teaching will be appropriate for a wider range of learners, as well as for different language phases.

Taste sampling food and drink from Italy, Canada, China and Croatia and 'savouring the language' through new descriptive vocabulary was unforgettable experience for everybody.

Barbara Cicmak