Recent demographic changes in our global society highlight the need to extend lifelong learning to the elderly learners. Satisfying this need is important for elderly people in terms of both Learning for leisure and providing ways for them to be active citizens in society. Linguistic, intercultural and social skills are included among the necessary areas of expertise to practice active citizenship. Learning a foreign language in old age is not only possible but can even produce cognitive, psychological and social benefits for the elderly preventing them from the decline of cognitive functions.

Language Learning and the Elderly

maria cecilia luise;
2018

Abstract

Recent demographic changes in our global society highlight the need to extend lifelong learning to the elderly learners. Satisfying this need is important for elderly people in terms of both Learning for leisure and providing ways for them to be active citizens in society. Linguistic, intercultural and social skills are included among the necessary areas of expertise to practice active citizenship. Learning a foreign language in old age is not only possible but can even produce cognitive, psychological and social benefits for the elderly preventing them from the decline of cognitive functions.
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