ERIC Number: ED352829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Adult Language Learner. A Guide to Good Teaching Practice.
Arthur, Lore, Ed.; Hurd, Stella, Ed.
Taking into account the British government's decision to include foreign language learning as a foundation subject in the National Curriculum for all school pupils ages 11-16, this guide examines approaches to second language learning for adults. Chapters include the following: (1) The Adult Language Learner (learning as an adult, recognizing learner needs, and facilitating learning); (2) Looking at Language (understanding learning, theories in language teaching, the communicative approach, and strategies); (3) Working Together (lesson planning, presenting new language items, developing receptive and productive skills, developing command of the language, and additional materials and alternative methods); (4) Extending the Professional Context (course design for special purposes, independent learning, testing language performance, and being a professional); and (5) A Suggested Approach (first lesson for beginners and suggestions for classroom activities). An organizational resource list of 26 entries is appended. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)