In this practical guide for instructors who create their own teaching materials, IATEFL President Marjorie Rosenberg briefly investigates different learner types/learning preferences found in the classroom and then shows how to create or modify activities to engage a variety of learning styles.
Marjorie Rosenberg has been teaching English as a Foreign Language in Austria since 1981. She is a Lecturer in the Language Department of the University of Graz, works with corporate clients, and has trained teachers throughout Europe and the USA. Her interest in learning styles is the topic of a research project she is carrying out with university students and she has contributed two articles on the subject to publications released by the university. She is also the author of Spotlight on Learning Styles (Delta Publishing 2013) and has led a number of workshops for teachers which introduce them to the concept and give them practical ideas for the classroom. Marjorie has also written school books and business English materials which take learner differences into account and provide a variety of activities aimed at reaching as many learners as possible.