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Studies show that older people can benefit from the concept of innovative, multimedia online platform LinguTV.com in language learning. How older people best learn a foreign language? Among experts and scientists, it is regarded as beyond dispute that elder learn differently than boys. Despite decreasing memory performance, learning must be not restricted, however, adequate learning can easily compensate for this. Knowledge-based society”and lifelong learning” are key words that characterize the requirements of our contemporary society. Professional qualification and training are increasingly important for older people, foreign languages in an increasingly globally networked working world naturally play a prominent role.

Whether it’s international business contacts, that integration in a foreign corporation or the networking in multilingual team par excellence is language skills, especially in English, of the world – and economic language an always bedeutsamerer Factor. Good knowledge of foreign languages facilitate communication in the private sector, as for example during a holiday or a longer stay abroad but seniors. But how older people a foreign language learn best? Among experts and scientists, it is regarded as beyond dispute that elder learn differently than boys. Despite decreasing memory performance, learning must be not restricted, however, adequate learning can easily compensate for this. This confirms also a study on the learning age”the Leibniz Institute for work research at the Technical University of Dortmund.

The author Dr. rer. NAT. Nele wild wall points out in her work, that elderly people benefit from concrete, pictorial, and descriptive materials. Abstract learning and frontal seem less suitable. These results show that even seniors can benefit from the concept of innovative, multimedia online platform LinguTV in language learning. The power of moving images and the concrete, living even additional learning effects that go far beyond purely text – and image-based teaching materials bringing stories represented by native speakers”, emphasized Philip Gienandt, Managing Director of Lingua-TV GmbH.

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