Thai and English Language Teaching Methodology
Active Learning vs Passive Learning
Active Learning from Thai Language Hut is an efficient unique way for you to Learn Thai or Learn English while enjoying the experience.
We have all at some stages in our life been sat in a classroom being ‘taught at’ by a teacher. This is passive learning. This approach is still the dominant approach in many Language schools based on working through a book from A-Z with minimal exploration and questioning. This approach is NOT a good way to learn a challenging languages like Thai or English. Interaction and active learning is far more successful and enjoyable and is retained better in memory and helps to makes the language alive.
Why be satisfied learning just from a book?
Successful memory experts, ‘associate’. This means they link what it is they wish to remember to a picture, situation and activity. In addition there are no better situations in which to learn than real life situations. We have adopted this approach to language training and although we do work from a book for structure and progress checks, we mix in different styles of delivery to produce an enjoyable and highly successful learning approach. This might mean that we ask students to call fellow teachers on the telephone, have mock interviews, play games in foreign languages or are given assignments where they have to survey foreigners (with support from their teachers).