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Introductory lesson. TO LANGUAGE WITH LOVE

1 a) Language learning is one of the most natural things for a human being. What do you associate language learning with?

Think for a while and finish the sentence:

Learning a foreign language is like …..

Share your ideas with the others. Can you explain why you have such associations?

B) Discuss the questions below in groups:

What motivates you to study English?

What resources do you use?

Which of the four aspects of the language are the easiest and the hardest for you: listening, speaking, reading, or writing? Do you pay special attention to this very aspect?

What kind of language student are you (inspired, motivated, diligent, lazy, scrupulous, fast, light-hearted, etc)?

What determines the way we learn?

2a) Learning Types. The way we learn depends on the following factors:

the talent (in-born abilities)

the work we put in

the environment / opportunities

our learning style

Which of them have you mentioned in the previous exercise?

Which of these factors do you think is the most important? Why?

GLOSSARY to empathise - to understand another person’s feelings and experiences, especially because you have been in a similar situation

intrapersonal – existing or occurring within the individual self or mind.

trivia - facts about many subjects (history, sport, famous people, etc.) that are used in a game to test people’s knowledge; unimportant, often useless matters, details or information

b) Intelligences: Verbal/Linguistic, Musical/Rhythmic, Visual/Spatial, Bodily/Kinaesthetic, Logical/Mathematical, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal. We can also speak about Emotional intelligence which includes the ability to empathise, control impulse, and self.





Linguistic Learner ‘The word player’

read, write,

tell stories

memorizing names, places, dates and trivia

saying, hearing and seeing words


Mathematical Learner

The questioner’

do experiments, figure things out, work with numbers, ask questions, explore patters and relationships

maths, reasoning, logic and problem solving

categorizing, classifying,

working with abstract patterns/relationships

Spatial Learner

The visualiser’

draw, build,

design and create things, daydream,

look at pictures, watch movies,

play with machines

imagining things, sensing changes, mazes/puzzles, reading maps, charts

visualizing, dreaming, using the mind’s eye, working with colours and pictures

Musical Learner

The music lover’

sing, hum tunes, play an instrument, respond to music

picking up sounds, remembering melodies, noticing pitches /rhythms, keeping time

rhythm, melody, music

Bodily/Kinaesthetic Learner

move around,

touch and talk,

use body language

physical activities, sport, dancing, acting

touching, moving, interacting with space, processing knowledge through bodily sensations

Interpersonal Learner

The Socialiser’

have lots of friends, talk to people,

join groups

understanding people, leading others, organizing, communicating, manipulating, mediating conflicts

sharing, comparing, relating, cooperating, interviewing



work alone,

pursue own interests

understanding self, focusing inward on feelings/dreams, following instincts, pursuing interests/goals, being original

working alone, individualized projects,

self-paced instruction, having own space

b) In pairs discuss your learning types. Speak about what you are good at what intelligences you should develop.

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