Assistants are not usually expected to carry out formal assessment of their learners with tests or marking. However, students need feedback as they come towards the end of their time with you. Here are a few short activities for your last month or weeks with them.
Submitted by TE Editor on 14 September, 2011 - 16:10
Before going into your first class with a new group you may feel a little nervous. It can be quite daunting to stand up in front of people if you are not used to doing so, and for many Language Assistants who are students themselves it will be a strange kind of role reversal.
Submitted by Jo Budden on 10 November, 2010 - 08:57
When you’re planning your lessons do you ever think about the layout of the classroom? Sometimes it may be impossible and impractical to move the furniture around at all for many reasons including the fact that in some schools the tables are bolted to the floor!
The following activities focus primarily on fluency and are suitable for intermediate level and up. They will give you a chance to get to know the class, break the ice and estimate their language level.
Submitted by TE Editor on 8 September, 2010 - 07:13
Introduction Good classroom management skills are essential to the smooth and efficient running of any classroom. But, no one is born knowing all the ‘tricks of the trade’ and most teachers learn the hard way,