Alexandra Prentza: From teaching English to adults to teaching children: the changes that a teacher has to make

Abstract

This paper will consider the methodological changes that teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) who have been teaching adult learners must make when they have to or wish to teach younger learners, i.e. children. In a social and cultural environment where adjustments in the way (foreign language) teachers work are imperative, the current work will offer a discussion that will analyze both theoretical and practical issues of the matter. On the basis of the consideration of younger and older learner characteristics, the paper will argue that the topic-centered approach, couched within the inter/multi-disciplinary method of teaching, integrated with fun activities may be a suitable and effective way of teaching foreign languages to children

 
MENON: Journal Of Educational Research, http://www.kosmit.uowm.gr/site/journal (ISSN: 1792-8494)
Full article: ISSUE 2a, 2013 (p. 57-68)