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Engage, Motivate, Learn Peter Lucantoni. Peter Lucantoni. Started teaching in 1979 in UK, MA TESOL University of Edinburgh, lived and worked in Europe and Middle East, now based in Cyprus Author, Educational Consultant & Teacher Trainer for Cambridge University Press - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Engage, Motivate,Learn

    Peter Lucantoni

  • Peter LucantoniStarted teaching in 1979 in UK, MA TESOL University of Edinburgh, lived and worked in Europe and Middle East, now based in CyprusAuthor, Educational Consultant & Teacher Trainer for Cambridge University PressCambridge TKT, CELTYL, CELTA & DELTA trainer and Cambridge CELTYL assessorExaminer for Cambridge ESOL speaking examinations

  • Overview

    What do engage and motivate mean?Strategies and activities for motivating learnersSome final adviceConclusions

  • EngageWhat does it mean?Make a list of words and/or phrases which you think capture the meaning of engage in our teaching and learning contextCan you think of any verbs which are close synonyms for engage?How does the word engage translate into your own first language?

  • EngageLook at Handout 1Complete the gaps in the nine verbs with a vowel. All the verbs have a similar meaning to engageAre the verbs the same as the ones you thought of in the previous activity?Did you enjoy the activity? Why/not?

  • Engage1. to occupy the attention or efforts of2. to secure for aid, employment, use, etc.3. to attract and hold fast4. to attract or please5. to entangle or involve6. to occupy oneself; become involvedSynonyms: absorb, engross, interest, involvehttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/engage 210912

  • EngageFind nine verbs in the wordsearch on Handout 2 which have a similar meaning to engageFour words go down; three words go across; two words go diagonally. Some of the words go backwards! V attract, involve, absorb, engross> interest, please, secure/ entangle, occupyDid you enjoy the activity? Why/not?

  • EngageHere are some examples of similar activities from Interchange 1, 4th edition (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

  • MotivateEngaging our learners is the key to motivating them. So what does it mean?Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge http://psychology.about.com/od/mindex/g/motivation-definition.htm 210912

  • MotivateMotivation involves the biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior. In everyday usage, the term motivation is frequently used to describe why a person does something ...http://psychology.about.com/od/mindex/g/motivation-definition.htm 210912

  • MotivateAfter being occupied, secured, attracted, pleased, entangled, involved, absorbed, engrossed, interested, our learners then have a reason, a motivation, for doing something: to learn!

  • MotivateMotivation involves three major behaviours: activation, persistence, intensityWhat do you think each behaviour involves?What are the characteristics of each one?Match these key words with one or more of the behaviours, and give reasons for your choices: concentration, decision, effort, energy, initiate, obstacles, pursuit, time, vigour Did you enjoy the activity? Why/not?

  • MotivateMany authors say that listening to authentic recordings is more motivating and engaging for learnersThe Video Program from Interchange 1, 4th edition, provides opportunities for learners to listen to authentic recordings, as well as giving teachers extra classroom resources

  • MotivateWhat are your top strategies for engaging and motivating learners?Draw up a list with your colleagues, for example:provide authentic recordings for learners to listen to Did you enjoy the activity? Why/not?

  • Motivate2 motivation experts , Dornyei & Czizer, surveyed 200+ Hungarian teachers, and checked their views on motivating learnersTeachers asked how important they found, and how often they used, a selection of 51 strategiesBased on answers, the two researchers created a list of 10 motivational macrostrategieshttp://oupeltglobalblog.com/2011/05/06/10-commandments-for-motivating-language-learners/ 210912

  • Motivation strategiesHandout 3 - Word dominoes

    the process increasean atmosphere familiariseautonomy personaliseinteresting promotelearners setself-confidence make itrelationships increasean example developclearly creategoal-orientation present

  • Set a personal example with your own behaviourDevelop good relationships with the learnersIncrease the learners linguistic self-confidenceMake the language classes interesting

    Motivation strategies

  • Promote learner autonomy Personalise the learning processIncrease goal-orientation

    Motivation strategies

  • Familiarise learners with the target cultureCreate a pleasant relaxed atmosphere in the classroomPresent the tasks clearlyAdapted from: http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2011/05/06/10-commandments-for-motivating-language-learners/ 210912

    Motivation strategies

  • Motivation strategies

    clearly createan atmosphere familiariselearners setan example developrelationships increaseself-confidence make itinteresting promoteautonomy personalisethe process increasegoal-orientation present

  • There is no quick and easy solution to motivating students to learn more effectively and efficientlyEvery teaching and learning context is different: the teachers, the learners, the classroom, the resources, the administration, the parents, Teachers need to adapt to different contexts


  • 1 Engage your students2 Make them curious3 Challenge them4 Find out what theyre good at5 Let them tell YOU about stuff6 Give them responsibility7 Shake them up a bit8 Encourage them to use their imagination9 Stop working so hard10 Turn your classroom into a spiders webSome final advice

  • Did we discuss and decide what engage and motivate mean? look at some strategies and activities for motivating leaners? did we make some conclusions?

  • Any questions?

  • peter@cup-training.org




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