INCREASING READING COMPETENCE THROUGH BRAIN BASED LEARNING STRATEGIES IN ELT CLASSES

Ozlem Yagcioglu

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Reading competence is one of the main foreign language learning skills in English language teaching. All students who learn reading in ELT classes need motivation, and there are different methods of motivating students in reading classes. Brain-compatible learning and teaching is one of the most useful strategies in English language education. This paper deals with brain based learning strategies in reading classes. Brain based learning strategies will be examined and brain based learning theory will be highlighted. Sample activities and exercises will be given, and useful websites and books will be suggested.

 

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Brain based learning strategies; Brain based learning theory; sample classroom activities

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