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How to Teach Practical ESL Lessons to Adults with Real-world English Needs
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Teaching adults can be a great privilege. They take responsibility for their learning progress. They often provide a wonderful snapshot of their own culture , so both teachers and students can learn in the classroom. But adults are also more demanding. They want to know how to function in their new language as fast as possible , and they prize practicality above all else. Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere. Click here to get a copy.
That is why lots of adults who are learning ESL are what we call false beginners. They feel and act like they are beginners , but they have actually tried to learn English before. This is important because it means you are not starting from complete zero—they have some residual learning which you need to awaken. It is a great place to start, because learning English as an adult can be a scary proposition for many reasons. I mean, think about it!
I was recently chatting with a friend who has been teaching adult ESL students for years. A lot of these teaching positions are temporary, seasonal and part-time. I am sure this is the case for many ESL teachers who stay in their home country. He is passionate about helping people learn English…the exact kind of person global English learners would be lucky to have. I assumed this meant he was logging on at all hours of the night to teach Chinese kids basic vocabulary.