Human memory systems in language education

My IATEFL 2021 presentation is scheduled for Monday 21 June at 11 am (UK time).

In this talk I review what is currently known about how human memory operates and I offer suggestions on how this knowledge can be applied in language training. I look at various factors that enhance memorability and I share some tried and tested strategies to maximise our students’ learning opportunities.

My slides can be downloaded here.

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3 responses to “Human memory systems in language education

  1. I would love to watch your IATEFL 2021 talk again. Will you be posting it?
    Much thanks,
    Cathy Agin

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