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ERIC Number: ED172548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Language Education for Ageing Students.
Brandle, Maximilian
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v1 n1 p62-8 Dec 1977
The different learning abilities of senior citizens and ways that older students can successfully maximize their learning effort in a class essentially designed for younger learners are discussed. Because of a regressed transformational drill behavior, the pedagogical hypothesis and the teaching strategy must de-emphasize a consistent audiolingual method which stresses repetitive practice of oral patterns and word sequences. In continuing education language classes with a number of aging learners, a compromise audiolingual program must be instituted but not at the expense of the basic objective of speech. The elderly learner is particularly strong on structural features and lexical items, but he cannot as quickly discriminate and imitate pronunciation accuracy. Research on the learning capacity of the elderly is cited. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A