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Learning Theory Terminology Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests terms in the TEFL Glossary related to theories of language learning.

1. People who learn best by having discussions and listening to lectures are referred to as

kinaesthetic learners
visual learners
auditory learners
a) kinaesthetic learners b) visual learners c) auditory learners

2. People who learn best though physical response and have difficulty sitting for long periods of time are

kinaesthetic learners
visual learners
auditory learners
a) kinaesthetic learners b) visual learners c) auditory learners

3. People who learn best when teachers use body language, facial expression and pictures are

kinaesthetic learners
visual learners
auditory learners
a) kinaesthetic learners b) visual learners c) auditory learners

4. Bilingual environments in which L1 learners are taught L2 and vice versa at the same time are _______ learning environments.

two-way
open
experiential
a) two-way b) open c) experiential

5. Learning based on actual experience is referred to as _______ learning.

two-way
open
experiential
a) two-way b) open c) experiential

6. A method where the learner decides what he or she needs and wants to study and practise is known as _______ learning.

two-way
open
experiential
a) two-way b) open c) experiential

7. Learners who analyse new information and link it to previous knowledge with the goal of long-term retention and understanding are engaging in

surface learning
deep learning
goal learning
a) surface learning b) deep learning c) goal learning

8. Learning that starts with grammatical details before learning how to use these details in reading, writing and conversing is an example of _______ learning.

bottom up
one way
top down
a) bottom up b) one way c) top down

9. Learning that begins with a general overview of a topic or skill and proceeds to more specific aspects or details is an example of _______ learning.

bottom up
top down
functional
a) bottom up b) top down c) functional

10. The needs and interests of the students receive priority and the teacher's role is as "facilitator" in _______ learning.

school centred
teacher centred
student centred
a) school centred b) teacher centred c) student centred

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