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Many adults choose to start studying again later in life. Whether they want to up-skill, make a career jump or just fulfill a dream or passion that they haven't been able to yet, adult students find themselves in classrooms every year - some of them not sure what to expect.
As we are all aware, adults are different from children in many ways, including the way they learn. Necessarily, learning strategies for adults are very much different from learning strategies for children.
In comparing words with similar meaning, in different languages, one would find that they are not 100% same. They may share 90% of the same meaning, but 10% are different. In case of English and Japanese, the difference can be found in words refer to people. It may show the difference of the language origin. It is the cultural background.
Character education teachers are often forced against their wills to teach the subject. Like business people compelled to travel against their wills, character education teachers are sent to a foreign land far from their comfort zone. Many are sent with little or no training, and given the smallest of expense accounts.
Distance learning and adult education are certainly in the spotlight at the moment. As economic problems spur individuals to improve their CVs or consider a change in career, and universities begin to offer more and more distance and e-Learning courses, now seems the perfect time for adults to think about going back to school.
For years, I taught English to people who often ran out of class because they heard their child crying in the next room. They all had children or grandchildren under five, which meant they weren't always able to get to class, had no time for homework, and couldn't go anywhere in the afternoons. So why did I love my job?