Relevance of Learning Theories to English Language Teaching


  • Beatrice B. Adeyemi


This study explores the relevance of learning theories to English language teaching. The significance of learning theories to language teaching cannot be overemphasized. Learning theories help teachers on how best to facilitate learning. They help in motivating students’ learning and the outcome. The complex nature of language teaching and learning makes it difficult to teach effectively without having adequate knowledge of those theories that are related to teaching English as a second language. Different cultures and background determine the unique experiences of learners which consequently have impact on learning and assimilation. On this basis, the study recommends the application of theoretical knowledge to teaching English language, and provides teachers with useful background information on how to deliver lessons skilfully and more effectively.