Sometimes, people go back to school when they are older for a variety of reasons. Some would like to finish the education they stopped when they were younger, others would like to get a better education or change their career. There are dozens of reasons why someone would return back to some kind of school at the age of 40. However, learning is different for an adult. Teaching techniques that are great for children or teenagers will most likely not work very well on older students. In his book, the author shares his own experience and insights into the art of being an English teacher in Switzerland. While this isn’t a pure teaching handbook, a quick glance at the Contents page offers the reader a smorgasbord of varying topics, tasks and anecdotes from the author’s past. From these topics, a teacher might select a new idea for a lesson activity or use a story as a prompt for a writing or speaking task.
In addition to content that is relevant for teachers, the book “Teaching 40-Year-Old Kids” by Yuval Shomron also includes a selection of short stories and poems about life in Switzerland. These have been used by him for teaching purposes as well. While the book talks about teaching English as a foreign language, the content could easily be adapted and used for teaching other languages as well. Any teacher who works in adult education and is looking for some inspiration, will find the content of this book quite useful and will most likely find something he/she can use in their own lessons to make them more fun for older students.
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