Teaching EFL to Low-level Adult Learners

Nguyen Thu Ha

In the situations of Vietnam’s global integration, there are more and more people seeing the necessity of learning English. It is usual now to see an English class with learners from different backgrounds, with different jobs and ages

To face the fact of learners’ various interests and purposes of studying English, EFL teachers definitely must prepare their lessons carefully with relevant topics and methods. But more important than that, teaching low-proficiency adult learners is always the matter of concern.

The aim of this presentation is to raise a discussion on the advantages as well as difficulties when teaching EFL to low-level adult learners. Simultaneously, some suggestions in presenting vocabulary, giving instructions, etc. are also highlighted to make low-level adult classes effectively more communicative.