#28 Motivating Kids to Love Learning Languages

by Jake Whiddon

  • 22 May 2020 4:00pm

How motivated are your students?  Do they want to learn?

….and what do cubes and cookies have to do with it? 


Webinar details

In this session, Jake will outline:

  • the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. 
  • the possible negative impact of reward systems.
  • the benefits of taking an intrinsic approach to motivating your students and children.

Jake will also look at how game-based learning and learner autonomy might be the key to truly motivated young learners.

This webinar will give you 5 practical ideas you can use at home or your very next classes!


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Jake Whiddon

Jake Whiddon has been working in the China & Asia language teacher market since 2004. He has worked managing academic operations and as Regional Trainer; for Education First and Macmillan Education; and is currently Studycat’s Head of Teacher Training and User Experience. Jake has trained teachers in Greater China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. He holds a DipTESOL from Trinity College London; International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM) from University of Queensland and is currently completing his MA Dissertation on the benefits of Game Based Language Learning Apps for Young Learners in China.