4 Principles for Teaching Adults otivate onitor Principal 1: Make Sure Your Adult Students Understand “Why” This principle is not only about having participants see the relevance of the training, but about why each thing you teach them is an important part of the learning. Adult learners are motivated to learn when they have a need to know. When I first started teaching English to adults, I spent a lot of time preparing ESL lesson plans; and I mean a lot of time. Because I'm a native English speaker, I'd never had to think about English grammar, idioms, phrasal verbs, time markers, past tense pronunciation, intonation, verb tenses and all the other things that make up the English.
Please see the CAELA resources and links below for a variety of information about approaches, methods, and strategies for teaching adult ESL. As an ESL instructor of high-beginning adult students, my students are always asking for more speaking practice. I’ve developed an interactive speaking activity called Hot Seat (HS) that gives students. The first part is a general overview of ESL, including a description of approaches and methods for teaching. The second part presents suggestions for successful teaching, and describes how to create a supportive atmosphere for the student, emphasizing particular areas of concern when teachers or tutors work with adult ESL thumbed.xyz: Karen Batt.