6 great tips for kinaesthetic learners

jumping_2Over the last two weeks, we’ve seen some tips for visual learners and auditory learners. Now, let’s have a look at some for kinaesthetic learners.

Kinaesthetic learners learn things best by actually doing them. If you are a kinaesthetic learner, try using these tips to help you practise English.

1.  Matching games. Kids love these games and adults can benefit from them, too. Make one set of cards with words on them and another set with the definitions. Mix the cards up then try and match them together correctly.

2.  Role plays. If you have a partner to work with, act out situations with him or her. Even if you are only acting, it’s a great way to feel what it would be like to be in that situation in real life. If you don’t have a partner, use a mirror. I know many people who have really improved their pronunciation by impersonating famous people in front of a mirror.

3.  Find a penpal. It’s easy to meet people on the Internet. Join an English forum related to your hobbies and interests and meet people you can write to in English all over the world.

4.  Make posters. Actually creating a poster or leaflet with new vocabulary or a grammar point on it will help you remember a lot better than just looking at one.

5.  Learn while you work out. Listen to English podcasts while you are running or in the gym. Most of them are free and there are some really good ones out there.

6.  Start a blog. Tell the world about your life in English. You could also ask people for their comments on your writing underneath every post. There’s a great blog called ‘Is my English strange?’ which is a really good example of this.

If you already have a blog you use to practise English, remember to leave a link in the comments below.

This is part of my ‘Tuesday Tips‘ series. Every Tuesday, I share a simple tip on how to improve your language skills. Some of these are techniques I use with students in class and others are things I’ve found work well when learning languages myself. If you decide to try them out, let me know how they went by leaving a comment below the article. Click here to see some more tips on how to improve your English.

Today’s image is by Jesse Therrien.

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