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encounter • primarily • visual
phonetic • recall
  1. Can you write that down for me? I'm more of a learner.
  2. This class focuses on speaking.
  3. I know what street she lives on, but I don't the house number.
  4. It's hard to know exactly what you will on camping trips.
  5. Most of the students here like it when you use symbols when you teach new vocabulary.
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1217 Learn Types Part 1
Julia talks about various types of learners and shares what type of learner she it.

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I encounter different kinds of learners in my classrooms.

When you 'encounter' something or someone, you come into contact with it. Notice the following:

  1. You never know what kind of people you are going to encounter on trips abroad.
  2. Do you get nervous about encountering wild animals in the jungle?



I'm primarily a visual learner.

'Primarily' can be replaced by 'mainly' or 'essentially.' Julia is saying that she usually learns best with visual cues. Notice the following:

  1. He wears primarily black clothes.
  2. Do you speak primarily English at home?

visual learner


I'm primarily a visual learner.

A 'visual learner' is a person who learns best by seeing something, rather that just hearing it. Notice the following:

  1. Can you write that word down for me? I'm more of a visual learner.
  2. Most of the class is taught for visual learners, so that's why it's hard for me.

phonetic script


So you need a phonetic script?

When something is written in 'phonetic script,' it is written with special symbols that show how it spoken. Notice the following:

  1. The school encourages teachers to use phonetic script in the classroom.
  2. Do you understand how to read phonetic script?



If something that I'm learning is attached to an emotional experience, I store it very definitely.

When you 'recall' something, you remember it.Notice the following:

  1. With some memory problems, people have difficult recalling events that happened a few minutes ago.
  2. I can't recall her husband's name right now.