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Good morning colleagues! The goal of this article is to teach you the top 5 steps in how to teach critical and refractive thinking to adult learners at the college or university level. 1. CREDIBILITY: To teach adult learners, you have to have credibility. Adult learners are often skeptical. You must establish first and foremost, how you have earned the right to teach them. I typically post my introductory video that offers my credentials (undergrad, master's, and Docto
Intrinsic Motivation - A Most Powerful Force! What an incredible tool for motivating adult English language learners. It is at the heart of first-language acquisition and naturally most effective for acquiring second language. The challenge for adults is to make the second-language process more like the first-language process: make it meaningful, make it real, and make it active.
Some of the best strategies for you as an adult in learning English is to watch movies and television, to pay attention to the culture, and utilize internet access. It doesn't take long to realize that English has become almost a universal language.
Character education teachers are often forced against their wills to teach the subject. Like business people compelled to travel against their wills, character education teachers are sent to a foreign land far from their comfort zone. Many are sent with little or no training, and given the smallest of expense accounts.
If you listen to American pop music, it can improve your vocabulary, your fluency and your understanding of the culture. And it's even better if you sing along!
For years, I taught English to people who often ran out of class because they heard their child crying in the next room. They all had children or grandchildren under five, which meant they weren't always able to get to class, had no time for homework, and couldn't go anywhere in the afternoons. So why did I love my job?