Course Description

In this course we will look at some of the background information about learner preferences and read what the experts have to say. Teachers will become familiar with both facts and myths surrounding learner preferences.  This course will look at two of the most common theories for teachers to discover and then reflect on the characteristics they describe. 

The practical part of the course will introduce activities which appeal to certain types of learners and tips will be given as to how teachers can help learners stretch out of their preferred learning modes by adapting activities. 

Course Author

Course Author Marjorie Rosenberg

Marjorie Rosenberg, originally from the USA, has been teaching general and business English in Austria since 1981 at university and in companies. She has written two books of photocopiable activities for business English: In Business (CUP, 2005) and Communicative Business English Activities (Express Publishing, 2018) as well as course books including English for Banking and Finance 2 (Pearson, 2012) and as a co-author of the multi-level series Business Partner (Pearson 2018-2020). Marjorie has also been an IATEFL BESIG member since 1995 and served as the Coordinator from 2009 – 2014 and as IATEFL President from 2015 – 2017. Marjorie is an active conference presenter and has given plenaries, workshops and talks around the globe.