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  1. 1. Adultstudents: who are weteaching?<br />Pablo J. Labandeira<br />
  2. 2. Adultstudents<br />
  3. 3. What English? <br />As a Second language? <br />As a Foreign language?<br />Teaching English to adults<br />
  4. 4. ESL<br />Target language<br />Foreign Language Learning<br />How Languages are Learned by Patsy M. Lightgown & Nina Spada , 2nd Edition (OUP, 2000)<br />So… whatEnglish?<br />
  5. 5. Who are they?<br />Why are they here?<br />Why do they need or want to study English?<br />What do they bring to class?<br />L2 learners<br />
  6. 6. Assumptions about language learning<br />
  7. 7. How do you plan a course?<br />Stoller and Grabe (1997) “A Six-T's Approach to Content-Based Instruction” in www.nflc.org<br />
  8. 8. Factors to consider about...<br />from Teaching Adult Second Language Learners, Heather McKay and Abigail Tom. Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers. Series Editor Penny Ur. CUP, 1999)<br />
  9. 9. Some drawbacks of teaching adults<br />
  10. 10. Teaching English as a L2 to adults <br />
  11. 11. Adultstudents<br /><ul><li>Interested in studying, learning and knowledge,driven by interest in contents;
  12. 12. Academically motivated; driven by profit;
  13. 13. Demotivated, feeling of being stuck before knowledge;
  14. 14. Motivated by out-of-school interests, the adult world, or the passage to active working life.</li></li></ul><li>Back to... motivation<br />
  15. 15. Can they play the game?<br />
  16. 16. What is “self-concept”?<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Determining factors of motivation<br />
  19. 19. Willingness<br />Perseverance<br />Cognitive commitment in doing the task, use of learning strategies and self-regulation strategies<br />Results<br />Indexes of student motivation<br />And if they aren’t?<br />
  20. 20. The complexity/simplicity of the text is not an issue. There is no such thing as a difficult text in an educational/scholastic context.  But there are such things as difficult and easy tasks.<br />Phil Ball<br />Activity types in CLIL<br />
  21. 21. Four basic types of texts<br />Stoller and Grabe (1997) “A Six-T's Approach to Content-Based Instruction” in http://www.nflc.org<br />
  22. 22. Teacherisresponsibleforimprovinglevel of attention. <br /> (Nothingsaid of strategiesforstudents)<br />Punishment and reward<br />Survey of students’ attitude, motivation and misconceptions<br />Coaching<br />Authentic materials (technical schools)<br />What to do?<br />

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