MAKE THEM BE AWARE, NOT BEWARE OF LEARNING: The Cognitive Therapy Technique (CTT) in adult EFL classes

| March 30, 2004
Title
MAKE THEM BE AWARE, NOT BEWARE OF LEARNING
The Cognitive Therapy Technique (CTT) in adult EFL classes

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Authors
Kemal Sinan i–zmen
Gazi University Turkey

Bio Data
Kemal Sinan Ozmen has been teaching english at Gazi University Turkey for a year. His previous
experience was dominantly in adult teaching. He has worked as a
playwright for theatre companies.Kemal Sinan Ozmen holds a BA diploma in ELT and qualifications in DipELT and CertELT.

Abstract
By pointing out dimensions of adult learners and teaching, this article aims to discuss a way of strengthening the awareness on and through learning and self-esteem in adult language classes. The cognitive therapy technique emphasizes the importance and necessity of informing the learners of basic aspects of learning and language learning in order to aid them to build up their learning strategies effectively and consciously. Also it is claimed that an awareness on personal learning process contributes effective learning and raising self-esteem. Some CTT activities and awareness sessions are presented and a sample lesson plan is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical use .

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