Verbal learners

Learners with a verbal learning style prefer to learn verbally by reading or listening. Thus, this learning styles involves both written and spoken words. It is possible to hear such a statement from a verbal learner “I prefer to read instructions on how to do something rather than have someone show me.” It is necessary to present to them plenty of reading materials, as they love reading and writing. Verbal learners are naturally born speakers and find it easy to express themselves, both in writing and verbally. This learning style is also termed ‘linguistic learning style’.

Suitable teaching and learning activities

  • Activities to verbally express themselves: presentations, speeches
  • Round table discussions and classroom debates
  • Role-playing
  • Simulations
  • Word-based tasks: scripting, assertions
  • Interviewing
  • Repeating and rephrasing
  • Group study


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