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Younger and older learners. Young children learn language better? Foreign language learning in school should start early? Children and adults learn languages.

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1 Younger and older learners

2 Young children learn language better? Foreign language learning in school should start early? Children and adults learn languages the same way? Adults have a longer concentration span? It’s easier to motivate children?

3 Younger and older learners Teaching children: pictures, stories, games Teaching adolescents: students preferences Teaching adults: a different relationship

4 Relationship between teacher and adult students Authority – subjects to authority Assessor – assessed Transmitter – receivers Motivator – people to be motivated Activator – people to be motivated Counsellor – clients Seller of services – buyers of services Resource – users

5 Younger and older learners References: Penny Ur, A Course in Language Teaching, Practice and Theory, CUP


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