Team ACET Participate in Cork Women’s Mini Marathon
On Sunday 27th of September, a team from ACET joined over 12,000 participants in the Cork Women’s Mini Marathon. Enjoying the warm sunshine of an Indian summer, we embarked on the 4 mile course among a sea of colour. Local charities were the beneficiaries of the funds raised in the Evening Echo Mini Marathon, and it was wonderful to see so many people raising funds for such worthy causes.
For the duration of the event, spirits were jolly and we were entertained by some of the costumes and wigs sported by the male participants in the event.
Streets and footpaths were lined with well wishers and the families of those taking part. At the finish line, the atmosphere was electric and a huge outdoor party took place at Kennedy Park, where medals and goody bags were presented to finishers. We vowed that we would enlist again next year and that we would entice dozens more to join team ACET for next year’s event!
In the classroom it is clear that not all students learn in the same way. It is important for both the teacher and the student to be aware of their own learning style as this effects their behaviour in class and their response to different activities and material in class.
The three most common learning styles are:
Visual learners like working with visual information when learning English.
Auditory learners like receiving information by listening and responding.
Kinaesthetic learners like to include physical activities in the learning process.
Prefer seen or observed things such as pictures, diagrams, demonstrations, displays, handouts, films, flip charts etc
Will say ‘show me’ and ‘let me see that’ and complete tasks more effectively if they see a demonstration first or read some instructions.
Work well with lists, written directions and instructions.
Enjoy a grammar lesson taught through a context created by pictures and drawings.
Write better with tasks based on graphs and tables.
Learn better by underlining and highlighting in different colours
Study Tips for Visual Learners
Underline, highlight, or circle printed material
Draw pictures in notes to illustrate ideas
Use a variety of colours-in pens, highlighters, note cards, etc. for different categories or concepts
Write it out
Use outlines, pictures, graphs, charts and diagrams
Make mind maps
Look at your teacher and others when they talk to help you focus and to pick up on body language
Make and use flashcards for studying vocabulary
Study in a quiet place away from verbal disturbances
Make your study area visually appealing
Prefer the transfer of information through listening, either to the spoken word or sounds and noises.
Will say ‘tell me’ or ‘let’s talk it over’ and will complete a task more successfully after listening to instructions.
Are able to handle spoken instructions and directions over the phone
Can remember song lyrics
Enjoy mingling activities and information gap tasks
Respond well to drills when learning new grammar structures and also to teacher’s oral questions
Benefit from spending time in quiet places to recall ideas
Should record summarized notes and listen to them.