Teaching a Foreign Language to Adult Learners

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In this presentation Mady Casco explores the characteristics of adult learners as described by Malcom Knowles in his book on Andragogy. She then discusses the difficulties adult learners encounter when trying to learn a foreign language in a group and the main issues that concern teachers of adult learners: urgencyanxiety, inhibition, loss of identity and demotivation.Then, she shows participants a real  lesson designed for adult learners where various strategies and resources are used.

Length: 90 minutes/3 hours

Speaking with Charlie Lopez at YES (May, 2014)