Filed Under (General) by admin on enero-11-2010

RetiredAt International House Valladolid and Santander we welcome students of any age. The great thing about learning a language when you are older is that you are probably doing it purely for pleasure, not just to succeed in business or pass exams. Many older people spend their retirement travelling or even buy a home abroad and for them learning a second language just makes these life experiences easier and more enjoyable.

Recent research has shown that age is not a major factor in language acquisition and, contrary to popular stereotypes, older adults can be good foreign language learners. In fact, adults learn languages more quickly than children in the early stages and their ability to communicate may be easier and more rapid than for a child.

The key to successful adult learning is really the programme. The material has to be relevant, motivating and paced appropriately and delivered by qualified, experienced teachers. Spanish programmes at International House Valladolid and Santander have been designed to present grammatical structures and vocabulary that will be of immediate use in a context which reflects the situations learners encounter when using the new language. Teachers also know how to help older learners overcome their anxieties about learning and can help build confidence.

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