Differences between teaching Kid’s vs. Adults

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  • russell_c_cook
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    16 March, 2009 at 11:13
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    Hi,

    I’ve just been looking at some ESL resources on eslbase.com, and some activities have titles such as ‘Kids – Shopping’.
    The activity is one in which a market atmosphere is simulated, and students have to ask how much things cost.

    Do adult beginners tend not to respond well to these kind of exercises? Or is it more likely that here kids = beginners?

    Any ideas would be great.

    Cheers.

    dan
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    17 March, 2009 at 20:04
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    Reply To: Differences between teaching Kid’s vs. Adults

    Hi Russell

    There’s no reason at all why this couldn’t be used with adults! It’s categorised as a kids exercise I think because it’s a "get ’em up and moving" type exercise that kids tend to need and respond well to.

    But I’ve used exercises like these with adults too and many groups respond very well – I think you have to judge it according to the profile of each individual group – get to know them and their preferred learning styles, so that you can have an idea of how each would respond to something like this.

    Hope that helps.

    Dan

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