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Sharing best practices in teaching English to 50+ (Best for 50+, 2017-2019)

Sharing best practices in teaching English to 50+ (Best for 50+, 2017-2019)

 The “Best for 50+” Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project relies on a current and urgent European-level issue. By 2030 almost half of Europe’s population will be 50 years old. In order to prevent the negative effects of the change in the social structure, different programs for active aging have been already implemented. One of the elements that facilities lifelong performance is continuous education, including learning languages. Lifelong learning is a challenge not only for learners but also for educators of older age groups. According to our observations and available research, people over 50 require a different approach and curriculum than younger people. Within the framework of the project implementation in Poland, Romania and Estonia, we want to support teachers who work daily with people over 50. In all partners organizations actions aimed at active aging are being carried out, mainly in the form of English classes for 50+ people, financed from various sources. However, the teachers who teach these groups in each partner institution encounter similar barriers and difficulties in their daily work. Through the exchange of good practice and experience, we want to increase the knowledge and competences of English language teachers of 50+ people which will enable them to prepare curriculum and activate this age group. As a result of our two-year cooperation a Guidance and Advice (PLO) handbook will be created which will be free and available to all people interested in it.More information about the project: https://www.facebook.com/Bestfor50/ https://sites.google.com/view/sharingbestfor50/strona-g%C5%82%C3%B3wnaCoordinator: Studium Jezykow Obcych Modern Language Center, Poland (https://www.studium.com.pl) Project partners: Bridge Language Study House, Romania (https://www.blsh.ro) International House Tallinn, Estonia (http://www.tallinnlc.ee/)