So, you think teaching adults is pretty much the same as teaching any other age group? Think again, my friends!Teachers of adults have a radically different occupation to those who teach children. If you’ve been teaching young learners and you feel like making the switch to adults, there are a number of things you have to make sure you do. I refer to these as the five doctrines of teaching adult learners.
You've got a class of adults and they're feeling a bit tired and demotivated. Can you really use games to help improve the atmosphere?...of course you can! Some games you played as a child can be surprisingly enjoyable and motivating for adult learners, too. Here's my third and final post on games you can adapt into language learning activities...7. These are a Few of My Favorite ThingsYou know the song, now play the game! This ice breaker can be used for a change of pace or you can customize it to your topic.
You've got a class of adults and it's all getting a bit serious. Here are some more activitis that put a bit of fun back into lessons.Sometimes your students are tired and not in the mood for hard study. When this happens, don’t be afraid to lighten the mood and make things fun. Some games you played as a child are also enjoyable and motivating for adult learners. Here are some games you can adapt into language learning activities:4. Would You Rather...Would you rather be bald or go grey? Would you rather be stranded on an island with cheese or chocolate?
I wonder if all of my students really are digital natives. In the classroom, I have embraced technology and the use of paperless turn in, via turnitin.com. Some of my students cannot figure out how to use the site, which requires a simple file up-load to turn work for scoring. I have been asked, “Won’t you take a printed version of my paper?” more times than I care to acknowledge and I am blown away by how many senior level students struggle with digital turn in.