Learners & Teachers, & the Teaching & Learning Context
A. Teaching and learning contexts
1. In what context will you be doing the CELTA course?
The context of the CELTA course I believe will be: Monolingual
Lessons in groups
Same interest to teach English as a foreign language
2. Do you know what context you will be teaching in after you finish the course?
If I get the job I have applied for I will endeavour to teach in the following context: Lessons in a group
B. The learners’ culture, linguistic and educational backgrounds
1. Think about why you decided to teach adults.
I want to teach adults because:
Most adult students are on the courses because they choose to learn something new. It’s not normally forced upon them, and it’s always more pleasing to teach those who are willing and enthusiastic to learn.
Adult learners require less behaviour management then children, they have good self-discipline and this is an advantage.
2. Think about what you, as an adult, bring to this learning situation.
My previous experience of learning as an adult
Understanding the obstacles of learning and gaining a new skill
Recognition that we all have different learning styles and the importance of each individual recognising their style of learning
3. Look at your answers to 1 and 2 and use these ideas to help you write down what characterises adult learners. Self-disciplined
Recognise their own leaning style
Have experience they bring with them from previous learning
May have set ideas about teacher student concept
Specific individual goals
1. What would you want to find out about a group of learners that you had to teach so that you could plan your lessons?
Students prior knowledge: what