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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.
In comparing words with similar meaning, in different languages, one would find that they are not 100% same. They may share 90% of the same meaning, but 10% are different. In case of English and Japanese, the difference can be found in words refer to people. It may show the difference of the language origin. It is the cultural background.
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?
This is an article about the author's experience teaching a class of immigrants to the United States of America and a description of some of the techniques the author used.