About this course
Adults are voluntary learners with unique needs and individual learning requirements. They demand to learn quickly and effectively. They pay for their lessons and choose to be in the classroom, as opposed to children who have to be there. This course explains the unique aspects of teaching English to adults.
The function of language is to give people the power to communicate thoughts, needs, and feelings, to receive important information, to comprehend instructions, and to ask and answer questions. Adults need to learn how to use English, and how to communicate clearly.
Over the years many methods have been introduced for teaching Adults English, each with proponents claiming to be the authority on what works best. The Communicative Approach is a happy medium because it encompasses all modes and methods of language use! With this approach, all skills are addressed including reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with the primary focus on usage.
What you will learn
- Overview of Adult Education
- Communicative Approach
- Teaching Adults with Success
- Activities and Group Work
- ESP (English for Specific Purposes)
- Student Levels
- Skills, Grammar, and Presentations
- Warm-ups for Adults
- Lesson Planning
- Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
A group of Japanese adult students at a United Kingdom University were each asked to rank their motivations for learning English.