A quick review with personal account on learning motivation and suggestions for EFL teachers

A reflection on my learning experience has suggested that motivation should come first at the beginning of the learning journey to help learners actively participate in the learning process. Motivation can be derived from materialistic awards initially, and teachers should make the most of these to activate students’ interest and sustain it for the entire learning journey.

A review of how humour can be exploited in foreign language classrooms

Sadly, some teachers have been traditionally distant from students in the Vietnamese public schools where I studied. In many cases, telling jokes and uttering laughter are not considered polite enough as a teacher.