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Teaching Senior Learners #249

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Sun, Nov 22, 14:00-15:00 JST | Zoom 21 VIP
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As the population ages, and more becomes known about the benefits of late-life language study, the number of senior language learners continues to increase. However, teacher education programs generally provide very little input on the opportunities and challenges of teaching languages to people aged over 60. This workshop explores the social and cultural construction of age, the stereotypes faced by older learners, and suggests ways teachers can tailor learning activities to maximise motivation and involvement.

Jill Murray

Jill Murray

Macquarie University
Jill Murray is a lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, in NSW Australia. Her research interests include context-appropriate language teaching methodology, the teaching and learning of pragmatics. heritage language maintenance, and lifelong language learning.