Different Ways of Learning

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • People learn in different ways. Some people learn by doing things; other people learn by reading about things; others learn by listening to people talk about things. Which of these methods of learning is best for you? Use specific examples to support your choice.
    • In what ways do you learn the best?
    • What strategies can you use to best cater to your learning style?
    • What method of learning do you find most difficult?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
method (n) a particular form of procedure for accomplishing something
He had a unique learning method that he paid attention to.
communication (n) imparting or exchanging of information
She found that communication was better when she wrote things down rather than just speaking. 
verbal (adj) relating to or in the form of words, spoken rather than written
He needed to talk things through to learn, which told him he was a verbal learner.
aural (adj) relating to the sense of hearing
As she was an aural learner, she couldn’t learn well unless she could hear what the teacher was saying.
present (v) give something to someone
The teacher presented the information with a video. 
accommodate (v) fit in with the wishes or needs of
Teachers should work to accommodate the different learning styles of their students.
listen up (expression) pay attention, hear
The professor told her to listen up because she wasn’t paying attention.
write out (expression) to express a thought, idea through words
As the teacher spoke, she found it helpful to write out everything in the presentation.
tune in (expression) listen in to a conversation
Since he learned through listening, he found it easy to tune in to the lecture.
put your thinking cap on (expression) to consider and really ponder something
In figuring out the answer to the question, he had to put his thinking cap on. 

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.”
― Robert John Meehan

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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