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ERIC Number: ED109374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 232
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Languages for Adults.
Hay, Michael
Drawing upon direct teaching-administrative experiences at the City Literary Institute (London), one of the largest centers of "non-vocational" language study, the author has developed practical guidelines for teaching beginning language courses to adults. An introductory chapter reflects the adult learning scene in Britain as well as Europe. Chapters 2 and 3 are devoted to adults as students and to the beginning tutor. Chapter 4 focuses on administrative details--facilities, equipment, scheduling, staff, program, class size, and student interviews. Chapter 5 discusses teaching methods, referred to by the author as "approach tactics." Chapters 6 through 10 explore the basic ingredients of the introductory course: communication, pronunciation, structure, consolidating vocabulary, and comprehension. Chapter 11 presents suggestions for the individual lesson while chapter 12 discusses innovative follow-up approaches for adults using the printed word and those using the spoken word. Throughout the book, the author promotes open dialogue between tutor and students and tailor-made language learning for each class, and, where possible, for each individual student and minority interest. Personal qualities and initiative of the tutor, likewise, are viewed as significant in the art of teaching languages to adults. (EA)
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)