Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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E-learning methodology in English language courses for employed adult learners in Slovakia
Valéria Medárová

Last modified: 10-06-2015


The paper describes research of e-learning methodology in language education in the specific category of Slovak adult learners with work experience. The current job market and the overall economic situation in Slovakia put pressure on Slovak employees to develop their language skills, mainly in the English language. The research focuses on application of adaptive e-learning methodology for this specific learner category. A studied group of learners took part in a free pilot course of the English language for intermediate learners, which was designed as an on-line course in the learning management system Moodle. Various pedagogical tools and methodologies were applied in order to meet needs of a varied learner group. The outcomes of the pilot course and the following learner feedback show many interesting learning tendencies and motivational background. The research has revealed many challenges of online course design that require wider study and more complex analysis. In summary, online language courses for adult learners have a great potential in career development as long as the main goal is to provide the right content to the right person at the right time.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.425

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