Flow Driven English Course

  • Ryszard Stocki
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 137)

Abstract

Learning a foreign language is a cognitive process which usually takes many years. This chapter presents a plan for an elementary course of English which accounts for the individual cognitive abilities of the learner. The course has been equipped with a motivational mechanism, based on the experience of flow (Csikszentmihalyi 1975). There are four main features to the presented course. First, specific definition of the course objectives. Second, carefully calculated and specified steps to reach the objectives. Third, immediate feedback on the distance from an objective at every stage of the learning process. Fourth, the use of authentic materials and recordings processed for the purposes of the course and adjusted to the learner’s individual tempo of understanding and learning.

Keywords

Flow foreign language learning motivation individual differences cognition extended in time future time perspective 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryszard Stocki
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  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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