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by ibougoin
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Help!How do you teach grammar.
Replies: 8
Views: 13725

Re: Help!How do you teach grammar.

Also, in my project, I have tried out the inductive approach. This was actually new to me. I gave students many examples of the target grammar feature of conditional, and guided them to find out the grammar rules without explicit explanation for them. Students’ feeling for this approach was mixed. ...
by ibougoin
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their
Replies: 7
Views: 40972

Conclusive Discussion: Teaching ESL to Seniors in Their 60’s

When we started our project for older learners in their 60s/70s three months ago we had the following main objectives that were finally obtained: * to teach them how to solve communication problems in English using their proper vocabulary; * to help them to develop their own problem-solving strategi...
by ibougoin
Sat May 31, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their
Replies: 7
Views: 40972

Re: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Th

At our language center we are trying the following: teach our older learners to explain the route, first of all, in teams. Both teams can see a picture of a part of a city on the wall (a 2D-plan). There are two captains, one for each team. These captains should point the way on the map (with the he...
by ibougoin
Sun May 25, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: How to teach English as 2nd language?
Replies: 9
Views: 27048

Re: How to teach English as 2nd language?

I do not know if you plan to teach older learners but I can ensure you that students of any age groups have to train their speaking skills a lot. Studying in a group helps them to repeat the same conversation many times and they do not feel themselves bored because they change partners. That’s how i...
by ibougoin
Tue May 20, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their
Replies: 7
Views: 40972

Re: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Th

Teaching Grammar and Sentence Construction to Seniors in Their 60’s/70’s Using the Cube Game Another particularity of teaching older learners concerns memory difficulties. Here, I would like to make a logical connection between older learners’ anxious to have worse recall (Hubenthal, 2004) and thei...
by ibougoin
Mon May 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their
Replies: 7
Views: 40972

Re: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Th

I continue talking about my experience concerning teaching English to Older Learners. According to a research made by Socrates Grundtvig Education and Culture Center, there is not a specified methodology and pedagogic for 50+. Consequently, there is not a specific approach in language training that ...
by ibougoin
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their
Replies: 7
Views: 40972

How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their

Hello! I am a doctoral student in HEAL (High Education & Adult Learning) and an ESL teacher. I recently became interested in teaching seniors in their 60’s/70’s English language. I have been coordinating this social project for one month and a half. We have first results but I still feel a gap in te...