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ERIC Number: ED504655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-9042-4308-8ISBN-978-1-90424-308-3
Adults Learning Languages: A CILT Guide to Good Practice
Harnisch, Henriette, Ed.; Swanton, Pauline, Ed.
CILT, the National Centre for Languages
"Adults Learning Languages" is aimed at those responsible for teaching languages across AE, FE and HE. In the much-changed world of post-19 languages, new funding and inspection regimes with revised needs for quality assurance are challenging practitioners to adapt and review approaches. This book offers teachers of languages to adults tools to support their work, as well as a general understanding of the sector in which they operate. It provides practical guidance to teachers and curriculum managers on the challenges of adult language learning, motivation, the teaching and learning process, planning and assessment. It includes: (1) examples from languages classrooms; (2) current issues in pedagogy and methodology; (3) analysis of the context within which teachers are required to work; and (4) an overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding that underpin successful teaching. The contributors draw on extensive experience of teaching languages to adults. Their understanding of learners' and teachers' needs across the whole spectrum of teaching languages to adults makes this book an invaluable resource for the individual practitioner. Contents include: Foreword: Languages: A minority pursuit or a national priority? (Alan Moys); Introduction: Aims, audience and approach (Henriette Harnisch and Pauline Swanton); Adults learning languages--the challenge (Linda Parker); Participation, expectation and motivation (Fran Beaton); Planning for successful teaching and learning (Fiona Copland); In the classroom: The teaching and learning process (Fiona Copland); Measuring learning (Susan Ainslie); and Evaluation (Steve Mann). One appendix is included: Self-access to professional development, teaching and learning resources.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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