Teaching Adult Webinars

How to Motivate Learners with Visible Goals



Motivation in language learning can be achieved by helping learners to create goals and mini-goals. But goal-setting is notoriously challenging: how do we balance the need for planning goals with the need for flexible approaches to teaching and learning? How do we create goals that are accessible and relevant to learners? And how can we create classroom activities that reflect those goals? In this webinar, we’ll look at practical techniques for setting ‘visible’ goals and ways of encouraging students to participate in goal-setting. The session includes references to the goal-based, confidence-boosting approach in the new edition of World English.

About the Speaker

John Hughes is a teacher, teacher trainer and course book author. He has worked in ELT since 1992 and managed departments of Business English and Teacher Training. He currently combines a variety roles including part-time teaching, running online training courses, and lecturing on ELT methodology at Oxford University in the summer. He has written many books with National Geographic Learning including Spotlight on First, Practical Grammar, Total Business 2, Success with BEC Vantage, Aspire, and the six-level general English course series called Life. He lives near Oxford and is a contributor to the National Geographic Learning In Focus Blog. His website is