Discover your unique LEARNING STYLE: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic

Hi. My name’s Rebecca, and in this lesson I’m going
to explain to you about something called learning styles. This lesson is good not only for English learners
for whom I usually make lessons, but also for anyone in general who’s
trying to learn more effectively. Now, the thing to remember is that not
everybody learns in the same way. I have a particular way of learning, you have a way of
learning, so does your brother, your friend, your cousin. Okay? So what’s important when you’re trying to learn
is to discover: What is your learning style? And that’s what this
lesson will show. All right? Let’s go to the board. There are three main
learning styles. About 60% of the population are visual learners,
about 30% of the population are auditory learners, and about 10% are
kinesthetic learners. Okay? And as I read through the characteristics,
you’ll probably be able to identify who you are and what kind of way you learn best because
you will recognize what you enjoy doing, and what you enjoy doing tells you what kind of
learner you are and what kind of a learning style you have. Okay? So, the visual learner, of course, enjoys
learning by seeing; auditory by hearing; and the kinesthetic by
actually doing something. I’ll explain what that means. So, visual learner will enjoy reading information
from books, and the internet, and so on; auditory will enjoy talking and hearing lectures; and the
kinesthetic person will enjoy participating in experiences. All right? Visual learner will also enjoy
diagrams, pictures, maps. You enjoy writing things down on pen and paper
in order to really understand them and remember them. Okay? Or into the computer, but you need
to see it written down somewhere. You don’t feel like you’ve actually
understood until you’ve written it down. That’s how I actually learn. And also enjoy reading the news. All right? An auditory person, as I said, enjoys lectures,
music, they enjoy hearing instructions, receiving verbal instructions. This person will need to read instructions
before doing something or going somewhere, and this person will prefer
to be told the instructions. Okay? They also enjoy participating
in discussions, debates. They usually memorize well, and
they also have been told… Maybe you’ve been told you
have an ear for languages. If you have an ear for languages that means
you are probably an auditory learner. And you probably enjoy listening to
the news versus reading the news. All right? The kinesthetic learner is in the minority, and
usually has a harder time at school, college, university, because in those educational establishments
you have to sit down-right?-when you’re learning, supposedly. They don’t give you a lot of space to move around,
so that person is a little bit more challenged. They may have had a hard time going
through school because of that. And so, let’s look at what that person actually
enjoys doing or how they enjoy learning. You enjoy participating in experiences, going
on field trips, building a model of something in order to understand the concept, not
just reading about it, and also moving. Okay? Doing things with
the information. So, next I’ll give you various strategies
you can use if you are a visual learner, or an auditory learner, or
a kinesthetic learner. So here are some ideas about how to learn
effectively based on your learning style. Okay? So if you’re visual, make sure
you write down the information. You want to make sure you
copy things from the board. Because you’re visual you need the eye contact
with the teacher or the professor, so try your best to sit in the front so that
you have less visual distractions. Make sure you take notes while
the lecture is going on. Use highlighters while you’re taking
notes or later while you’re studying. You could make flash cards with the vocabulary
if you’re learning English, for example, or whatever other subject
you’re learning. You could also watch videos, because
that’s a really good way for you to learn. So what you’re doing right now is a very good thing
to do, especially if you’re a visual learner. Now, people who have a strong visual learning
style usually do quite well on written tests such as essays, and you usually have a harder
time when it comes to listening comprehension exercises. So, what does that mean? Well, when you’re preparing for an exam, for
example, if you’re studying English, you’re going to do the TOEFL or the IELTS, you want
to make sure you really practice the listening comprehension part if you’re a visual learner
because you’re going to have more challenges in that section. Okay? If you’re auditory you want to make sure that
you record the information for yourself. For example, you might want to
read it aloud from your textbook. “I am, you are, he is, she is”,
if you’re learning grammar. It will help you to hear it. Okay? So you could record it from a textbook, and
this way you’ll remember it more easily. Also, speak to others about it. Conversational classes are very good for you if you’re
learning English and you’re an auditory learner. Repeat the information, it helps you learn
a lot, and repeat it with your eyes closed because auditory learners don’t
like to have visual distractions. They want to be able to focus on the auditory
part, so repeat things with your eyes closed, it will help you to remember. And avoid auditory distractions. So as much as possible, if you have this learning
style, try to study in a quiet place, try to study in a place where you don’t have a lot
of noise and other things going on around you, and that will help you
learn more effectively. Again, someone with an auditory style will
do very well or better at oral exams, and will have a harder time with reading
comprehension type exercises. So if you have this style, make sure you really study
and practice a lot of the reading comprehension because you’ll have
more challenges there. The kinesthetic learner usually enjoys multiple
choice type questions and doesn’t enjoy the long written tests as much. So what can you do if you’re
a kinesthetic learner? Well, you could try to make a game out of
whatever it is you’re trying to learn, even if it’s English, whether it’s the
tenses, whether it’s vocabulary. Try to create some kind of game so
that there’s activity involved. You could actually visit a location, in your
case visiting an English-speaking country would be great. Take frequent breaks because you don’t like
to sit in one place for very long, you become ineffective, so make sure you take frequent
breaks, get up, walk around, come back. Be comfortable when you’re… When you’re studying. It doesn’t mean that you have to
sit in a chair and at the table. You might learn more effectively, especially
if you’re a kinesthetic learner, you might learn very well lying on your
bed or lying on the floor. Okay? Find the position that’s comfortable for you,
and don’t presume that it is always at a table and… With a table and chair. And also do a lot of activities, again, part of
making it a game, making it something that’s active. All right? So, I think from what we’ve discussed so far
you can probably recognize whether you are more of a visual learner, or auditory, or
kinesthetic, but if you’d like more information on this subject of learning styles, you can
go to my website, and read more about this. You can also go to our English learning website,, if you’d like to do a quiz on this subject. Thanks very much for watching. I do believe that this information can completely
transform the way that you learn anything, and having taught for many years, I’ve seen
students implementing this and it makes a tremendous difference not only in the result,
but also in your confidence in yourself about achieving a successful result.
Okay? So all the best with your
learning and with your English. Bye for now.

82 thoughts on “Discover your unique LEARNING STYLE: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic”

  1. I study learning styles. And I think for Auditory learners it is more difficult to write. Reading is ok, they know sounds and remember them in short words. But Kinesthetic students have less problems in reading or writing, but if they have them only because of their short concentration time.

  2. Why is the title in Portuguese? And the description as well? O_o (Aula para brasileiros? Class for brazilians?)

  3. Thanks for the video!
    Rebecca, why does the title of the video depend on the location? How did you do this? 🙂

  4. hello..
    i wanna ask about. is it ok if i use ''who is me'' when i speak up? or i must obsolutly use '' who am i'' ?
    please help answer my question..

    I am running this page & providing a lot of materials to learn English easily and take preparation for the IELTS exam. You are all welcome.

  6. Is there anybody here who would like to practice English with me on Skype? I need a friend to make a conversation in English. I would appreciate your help. It is my Skype : sheida.sha1

  7. what if your learning styles you have each characteristics for all of them . what does type of learner is that?.

  8. is it possible for someone to be both auditory and visual learners? because i think i have some characteristics of visual learners and some from auditory learners? in this case what it should be called? what is the learning styles for them?

  9. Im a kinesthetic learner and its sooooo hard to sit still in university for 1 hour and 20 mins. I lose focus alot so i have to draw to keep my mind from wandering. Its hard to be like this because people dont understand me. Its very frustrating.

  10. i believe these categories are not dividable. they are as three whales on which Earth stands.When one is learning he should write an object,to get heard ,to say and touch. I think if somebody uses only one method it would be a certain limit to learn. it may appear some obstacles which would be impossible to overcome without to unite both visual auditory and kinesthetic to the whole thing. To me it is very difficult to answer which one i prefer. I use all of said methods

  11. Noah Lady it's about fun you got that and guess what I'm going to tear up your house even if you come to mine so you better get hot in here now

  12. Your video was theee best😍…..but I guess I am all confused😣. I learn things only when I used to write them✏️ n afterwards I usually closes my eyes n repeat the whole thing again …..I usually study it all loud n assumes that I'm teaching somebody…..n even I can't stay in studying for long as I need break after every topic whether it is long or short……I faced a lot of hard times in completing my syllabus n as a result not ended geting that good marks I wanted in my +2 …so I really wanted to know about in which way should I study… to take out best out of myself…pls reply…I really wanna know😃

  13. Just because you prefer or enjoy one method over another does not necessarily mean that it is the best way you learn. For instance, an anxious person might learn better by participating, but might be hindered by their anxiety and won't realize that they are kinesthetic learners–they might think they are visual or auditory learners. Sometimes it's also just a matter of preference.

  14. "Teachers are routinely told that in order to be effective educators, they must identify & cater to individual students' learning styles; it is estimated that around 90% of students believe that they have a specific learning style but research suggests that learning styles don't actually exist!"
    Dr. Tesia Marshik

  15. im definitely kinesthetic..ive beat myself up until this point because I've always tried to learn things by visuals or audio and it just doesn't stick..

  16. Can you give us some details about the types of learners such as intellegence learners,sensers,judjers,thinkers,persievers…..

  17. I think my learning styles are both Visual and Auditory, in that I acquire more information and learn to understand by hearing and reading too, I must take notes and memorize to remember. Thank you, very detailed information

  18. because i like doing any thing myself practical. even when i was in school my first class of Introduction of computer science i was hands on practice of computer.

  19. I think I’m definitely visual & I like to make charts/diagrams, but I hate taking notes during lectures cuz I’m so focused on getting everything down in time that I can’t actively listen & take in any of the information

  20. I'm a kinesthetic learner, but I have to learn auditorically and visually, there's no way getting around it if you want to survive in the real world. But, I agree it would also e more better if there was someone who could guide to making us the best version of ourselves. I feel learning from an auditory or a visual perspective can be deceiving, it doesn't feel natural and I feel like I am lying to myself, so I get bored so easily. The best thing to master these three is to learn a musical instrument from a young age, what are your thought about it?

  21. Please help me. I'm in the top chart of learner's, "visual" learner's but I have ADD: Attention Deficient Disorder. It hinders my learning, it's like my mind is skatterd everywhere thinking about this and that, but cannot focus on the main thing I am learning about. I need help 🙁

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