Strategies, Resources and Competences in English

Strategies, Resources and
Competences in English
What is a learning style?
Learning style is described as a group of characteristics,
attitudes and behaviours that define our way of learning.
Different styles influence the form students learn, how
teachers teach and how is the interaction between them.
The VAK model
The VAK model
is divided in
three different
learning styles
depending on the
way each one
receives and
processes the
Visual learner
Someone who is a visual learner tends to observe things,
pictures, demonstrations, films, etc. in order to improve
her or him level of knowledge.
Characteristics of visual
“When I see it, then I understand”
1.- Visual learners understand written
instructions better than oral.
2.- Visuals pay more attention to gestures,
facial expressions, corporal language,
3.- Once they know the spelling of a word, they
can look for it easily in the dictionary.
4.- Visual learners can be distracted by noise.
They need a calm and a quiet environment so
as to concentrate.
5.- Highlighting and using colour coding help
them visualise new concepts and learn the
items quickly.
6.- Mind maps, short outlines, lists and notes
are good techniques for them to memorise
7.- Visual learners tend to watch the other
person’s lips when he or she is speaking
because it facilitates their comprehension.
8.- They are used to drawing math problems.
Then, they have less difficulty in order to
solve them.
9.- When visual learners are in a unknown
place, they often examine and observe what
surrounds them accurately.
When they meet new people for the
characteristics and the way they are dressed.
So, they often remember these details more
than the people’s name.
To sum up, visual learners have more facility to
assimilate information through pictures,
sketches and other techniques which involve the
Cristina Aldabó
 Anna Roqué
 Sheila Orrit