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What Type Of Learner Are You?

Did you ever stop to think why someone else's study method didn't work for you? Some people try all sorts of methods with different variables just to find out what works for them. However, just like a shirt that fits your friend perfectly will look different on you, it's important to find out more about how things work for you and what works better for you. Find out what type of learner you are to get more out of your next language study session.

Jul 15, 2016 12:00 AM
Comments · 18
The Association for Psychological Science has actually been saying for 15+ years that there is no evidence for efficacy of "learning styles," and in fact they only represent what people prefer, and not what is actually the most effective method of educational instruction. In addition, more than 70 learning styles have been proposed, with none of them holding water in psychological testing. The idea of being a kinesthetic, auditory, or visual learner was first proposed in the 1970s, and somehow has persisted up to this point, even though any educational psychologist will tell you it's bull. Not trying to rain on anybody's parade, but for far too long foreign/second language acquisition education has been beaten down by these pop-theories, and our educational systems as a whole have suffered because of it.
July 17, 2016

Thanks for the info Brian, the article really confused me and got me worried over having no idea what kind of learner I am.

July 17, 2016
It's a very interesting article but I'm afraid that learning any foreign language requires all of these methods regardless whether I am W or A or R or K learner. 
July 15, 2016
i think i'm a collection of them all, and i see that you can't only be one kind of learners ....
July 17, 2016
I was able to recognize myself in each kind of learner. I agree with Yvona. The most important thing about learning a second language is to mix different tequniques up and to push ourselves in awkward situations as much as possible.
July 15, 2016
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Jack Davidson
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