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The absence of pedagogic theory and of a medium for discussing the teaching of English to foreigners have helped to retain and to recapitulate practices after they had outlived their usefulness. Particularly is this true where guidance in the selection of content and method is lacking because of an uncertain aim. Teachers of children, unless otherwise directed, tend to carry over their pedagogic theory to the teaching of adults; lay teacher-; tend to reproduce vaguely remembered snatches of their own school days; rarely is the psychology of the adult foreigner taken into account in planning instruction for him. Teachers of English to foreign adults have not been conscious of a definite aim or goal in terms both of English and the special needs of the pupils.
Livre de Lyon
English language, foreign language education
English Language and Literature | Language and Literacy Education
Goldberger, Henry Harold, "How to Teach English to Foreigners" (2019). Educational Sciences. 9.