Something I’ve noticed this academic year with my adult students is the use of learning strategies they applied to learn and acquire English.
For example they tended to make up a message by using their own communicative capability also in Spanish (L1).
As well they “invented” words that they thought they could sound well by setting off from something they had learned before.
In few words, an adult learner uses strategies that youngsters don’t use.
And in other words, my students had some capabilities that young people don’t have. They applied strategies that they had something to do with their former career as professionals too. / Photo from: www breezincharters com