Kanar Zirak Haseeb Chicho1
1English Language Teaching Department, Education Faculty, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Motivating students for learning a foreign language in classrooms needs several updated techniques, strategies, and methods. Modern methods and approaches play important roles in language teaching in a learning environment. Recently, Embodied learning, as one of the modern approaches shows its effectiveness on developing speaking skills in foreign language classes. Embodied learning means the connection between bodily movements during the activities and cognitive ability; it adds a modern pedagogical theory of learning which shows the role of body in education and learning. This paper aims to investigate the effectiveness of embodied learning in educational practice in teaching English as a foreign language in Erbil, Kurdistan Region. Data were collected from language learners through interviews. The students’ responses, motivation and development were analysed in the data analysis. It was found that embodied learning affects the learners to be more motivated to learn the language also reinforces them to use the target language effectively in the classroom.
Keywords: Embodied Learning, Learning Theories, Motivation, Language Development
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
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