#9 – Motivating Children to Learn English

by Jake Whiddon

  • 12 Nov 2019 10:30am
  • 12 Nov 2019 4:00pm

Why is self-motivation the key to language learning? What can you do to motivate your learners intrinsically?


Webinar details

What motivates people to learn?
Find out more about motivating young learners. We will look at the theories & research on internal and external motivators and find out why we use them as teachers.

Do you rely on extrinsic motivation to get your kids to learn? 
I am sure you have all used a ‘reward’ system in your English class. Stickers, smiley faces, prizes, and points can be short-term wonders but they may cause more problems in the long term.

So, what can we do?
We will look at how game-based learning helps to motivate children intrinsically by focusing on the challenges and feedback. Find out how we can truly motivate our students and the important role parents can play!

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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.