Soft Skills for Success: The 21st Century Adult Classroom

  • Session A

Presenter(s): Rob Dean

sponsored by Pearson Schweiz

There was a time when it seemed sufficient for a language classroom to involve grammar and little else. Of course, this was not sufficient, as it often resulted in learners completing a course with a profound knowledge of grammar, but completely unable to communicate. Fortunately, things have moved on, and in the modern day much more consideration is given to what our learners need to achieve by using language in work or leisure situations – soft skills. This session will look at ways in which we can develop these soft skills, including leadership, teamwork, problem solving, flexibility and interpersonal skills at the same time as developing language skills. The session will be illustrated with material taken from Pearson’s new ‘Roadmap’ course.