I have started a series of interviews with former students to ask them for feedback and advice for the Spanish classes I teach at Louisville Collegiate School, in Louisville, KY. This first group of students are all freshman in College during the fall semester of 2019. I will be interviewing a second group of students who graduated three to five years ago and to a group that graduated over ten years ago.
I think it’s interesting to hear what they have to say. We always sign up for professional development seeking to improve our craft but sometimes the answers are right in front of us. Thank you for listening to my former students and please subscribe to our YouTube channel for free PD.
Katie things that a successful second language class must be a balanced class. She believes that while teachers need to bring different types of activities it’s important to not overwhelm students trying to focus in more than two skills per class.
As teachers we must be cognizant of our students abilities. Sometimes we ask all of them to do the same activity to demonstrate proficiency in the same skill forgetting that we all have different strong areas in the L2 and that not everyone acquires languages at the same rate.
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