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Teach English in Chengnanjingjixinqu - Yangzhou Shi
Teaching students one to one holds many advantages in comparison to group courses. I believe that teachers who are teaching one to one to young learners should ensure that all classes are both informative and engaging for the student in order to have an exciting and focused classroom environment. One to one learning means that the course can be modified to suit each student’s needs. This can help students who are struggling with certain aspects of the course work and allow the material to be thoroughly explained. The duration of classes can be set according to the learning aims of the individual student rather than using a fixed, general schedule. Below I have list some ways which I feel would help in achieving an enthusiastic classroom. 1. Make the content of the course relatable The concepts will be more appealing if they are explained while giving examples that the student can connect with. If, for example, a group of students are interested in Power Rangers, you could familiarize yourself with the Power Rangers and incorporate this into your exercises accordingly. 2. Add games There are many free gaming sites available for learning English or you could make your own. This can help diversify the class. The students could be granted rewards or given approval if they complete the games. One should ensure the difficulty is not too high so that the students can still enjoy the game and feel good while playing. 3. Act out roleplays Using roleplay is very interactive way of teaching. This allows the student to practice speak the language and learn the correct pronunciation of words. Roleplaying situations can also help the learner to use the language in a conversational context. Again, this could be made more exciting by acting as a character which the student likes or talking about a relatable situation. 4. Providing support to the young learner Giving encouragement to the student’s progress can help with keeping the lesson exciting. Students need a positivity in lessons to help with their confidence in learning the language. This will also help to build a happy relationship between the teacher and the student and will also keep the lesson’s constructive. 5. Make homework fun using media Assign films (with or without subtitles) for the student to watch and make homework about the film. This will help the student listen to the language, allowing the student to observe the pronunciation. As well as films, book or newspaper extracts could be shown. This helps to build vocabulary and can help with sentence formation. Music could also be used, for example, a fill in the blanks exercise on song lyrics. Conclusion: Teachers should always try to diversify the methods of learning in the classroom and observe what the students are most engaged with within the classroom. It is also important to consider and understand that each student is an individual and has a different way of learning. It is vital that the teacher can understand the students and teach in the most appropriate way accordingly. This will keep the lessons both exciting and informative.