Last week I posted about an experiment I was doing with my mainstream and English Language Learner students using visual imagery.
In that post, I included links to research done by Zoltán Dörnyei on using visual imagery specifically with English Language Learners.
Today, I learned about another article by him that’s available for PDF download. It’s called New Ways Of Motivating Foreign Language Learners: Generating Vision.
Thanks to Barbara Sakamoto and Dayle Major for the tip.
I’ve used visualization in the past to help my students relax when taking the IELTS speaking test. Anecdotal evidence says they benefitted from visualization but I never had the chance to follow up with most students. Glad to see objective support for a potentially very powerful technique. Keep up the good work!