I’ve said that also adult students can acquire English or another language and not only learn it.
They can make English something of their own. But for that they need a lot of input and intake.
We teachers have to speak and read out massively, and in the meanwhile they’re acquiring the language. And they may be not aware of the process.
So before the students’ speaking there must be the teacher’s speaking. This doesn’t mean they have to be quiet and silent, in no way. / Photo from: awesome-horses-running buzzsharer com. this is just a nice illustration for the post