The learning styles theory is based on the idea that we all learn from seeing, hearing and doing: we are all visual, aural and kinaesthetic, which has become known by the acronym VAK. While we all learn in these three ways (and by smelling and tasting, although there is less focus on these two in schools) it is thought that each of us prefers a particular style. For instance, when learning a foreign language some of us like to see words written down, some like to listen to what is said and some want to combine speech with movement such as gesture.