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ERIC Number: ED433898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
How To Tutor a Student in a Foreign Language.
Thot, Iris Delores
These "tips" on how to tutor a student in a foreign language include: (1) Get to know the student, which class he or she is in and how the instruction is conducted; (2) Be a good listener, a skill that, like the first tip, is essential in lowering a student's affective filters; (3) Be patient--instruction may require many repetitions; (4) Be enthusiastic and excited about language; this will make it more enjoyable to learn; (5) Know how to explain the language and its structure to students training to become tutors--grammar skills in both English and in the foreign language being taught are essential in effective language tutoring; (6) Give all students a review of English grammar; (7) Know the language textbook the student is using in class and have a copy of it to refer to during tutoring sessions; (8) Know what resources are available for the student, i.e., be able to recommend pertinent books, verb wheels, ready-made flash cards, and computer or Web-based programs; (9) Be familiar with various foreign language teaching techniques, such as the natural approach, the communicative approach, the audio-lingual method, and the Dartmouth approach, and (10) Find out the student's learning style. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A