How to motivate students and create a favourable learning enviromentexercises for adult learners of languages /
Vanhala, Anne-Riitta. (2008-06-17)
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This Development Project Report discusses language teaching with a focus on motivation and favourable learning environment. The report tries to describe the concepts of motivation and favourable learning environment, and show which methods are most suitable for language teaching in adult education. The methods described in this report were used on an Academic Swedish course at the Jyväskylä Open University. Also other suitable activities are gathered from literature and these methods form a hand book which can be utilised in language teaching in general. Language teaching utilises all forms of communication; and the aim of second language teaching is to rehearse communication skills (speaking, writing, listening) for future in communication with native speakers of other languages. Language learning also includes cooperation with other people with other cultural backgrounds. The students should also be taught how to utilise these skills in their future language studying. The report tries to describe the kind of activities and methods which enhance language learning and show how motivating the students and creating a favourable learning environment affects on good learning results. Most of the material is based on studies and experiences of good practices, articles and literature. Also the feedback given by the students of the Academic Swedish course is discussed. It will give some information on how these students define good teaching and what they think is important in language learning.