Language teaching to adults

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Added: 10.02.2021
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The rest is a mix of other nationalities, who use English as a common language and as the international business language. English teachers new to teaching in the region may also get caught out by cultural differences that affect lesson-planning and the classroom environment. Adults, in particular, may be slower in the initial stages of studying English than learners whose first language uses the same alphabet as English. Arabic speakers who come from a country that also uses French, like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia or Lebanon, are likely to struggle less with writing in English because they are already familiar with the Roman alphabet. An additional problem for teachers can be that learners feel writing is not important compared to speaking, and so they are reluctant to spend time on it. One way of giving students more time to practise their writing in class, without taking the focus away from speaking and listening activities, is to ask learners to produce more of the materials they will use in class rather than working only from the course book or giving a lot of handouts.

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It is provided by Cambridge Assessment English through authorised Cambridge English Teaching Qualification centres and can be taken either full-time or part-time. It is also taken by candidates with some teaching experience who have received little practical teacher training or who wish to gain internationally recognised qualification. CELTA gives equal emphasis to theory and practice. The strong practical element demonstrates to employers that successful candidates have the skills to succeed in the classroom. A full-time, face-to-face course typically lasts between four and five weeks. CELTA is a continuous assessment course i.


This method was the most common way of learning languages for centuries and is still used in many situations and countries. The Grammar-Translation method of teaching English as a second language focuses mostly on teaching students about the language but not how to use it practically. Students may have a vast knowledge of grammatical rules but are never provided with opportunities to put their knowledge into practice through discussion, conversation, activities or role-playing. Children do not need to learn the rules of their native language, they assimilate the rules through using and hearing the language.
Alex Rawlings was a language teacher's dream. He fell in love with languages when he was eight and learnt Greek, then German, then Dutch. Now, an undergraduate at Oxford, he is the UK's most multi-lingual student, speaking 11 languages. So what's his secret? That has always stayed with me.

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