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Title of the Project
The Golden Memories Hotel
Brief description
The Label project was initiated in order to teach English to senior citizens. The aim was to take into consideration of the needs for the ever growing older population, and to take advantage of their experiences and points of view in the learning process.
Target Language
Adult Education
Further Information



Many people among the older population are motivated and ambitious learners. Communication and interaction with the teacher and with other the course group is very significant for them. Thus learning means a social happening. The older population is also a heterogenic group whose age and educational backround varies a lot. There are also significant differences in physical and mental condition among the people as well as in their attitudes towards learning. All these facts motivated to start this project with a special approach to the target group of older population.


The aim was to take into consideration the needs of the ever growing older population, and to take advantage of their experiences and points of view in the learning process. Thus the project is valuable in providing information about the learning methods and strategies of language learning.


The most important factor in the Golden memories- hotel method is the principle of real and authentic interaction and communication. The learning contents are taken from the learners' own experiences.
It is also important to develop the guidance procedures and learning methods for the elderly people in order to help them to recognise their strenghts when learning foreign languages.


A new approach of language learning for a heterogenic group of elderly people. Promotion of interaction and communication in language learning as well as consideration of each participants' earlier experiences and knowledge.


Consistency with European Policies in the field of Language Learning

Lifelong language learning

Consistency with European, National and yearly priorities

Lifelong language learning



Consideration on the needs of the elderly people, whose amount is increasing all the time, making use of their language learning experiences and understanding.
Also men are participating actively in the learning processes.
The project provides information about facts that are related to language learning among elderly people, to learning strategies and to learning styles.
There has been developed new learning materials and methods for the needs of heterogenic groups.

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21 December 2014

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