The Teacher’s Role During Student-Centered Conversation Activities (on YouTube)

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(This posting includes a handout which you are welcome to use with your students.)

Here is the link to the YouTube video: The Teacher’s Role During Student-Centered Conversation Activities

In this video, I discuss how teachers can provide valuable feedback to students about how they are carrying out pair/small-group activities. I explain how the teacher can be observing students and keeping brief (realistic) notes for each student, even in large classes.  I also share some user-friendly feedback forms which teachers can fill out and give to each student.  See link below.  This process can provide students with specific information about how they can improve their conversation skills when working in pairs/small groups.

Here is the link to the feedback forms that I had discussed in the video which you can download for free to use you’re your students: Feedback forms for Conversation Classes 3

For more video discussions about teacher ESL, visit my YouTube channel: . Student-Centered Teaching ESL by David Kehe

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3 thoughts on “The Teacher’s Role During Student-Centered Conversation Activities (on YouTube)

  1. stanleyyeung

    Very useful idea! I find that feedback forms are a good way of presenting information to students to help them keep track of their learning progress, and the bullet points also make the comments look a lot easier to read and skim through than a paragraph.

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    1. commonsenseesl Post author

      I’m happy to hear that you also see the value in giving students this type of feedback, Stanley. Yes, they are not only easier for students to read but also easier for teachers to fill out than writing out paragraphs. And they can be a non-threatening way to communicate with students about any concerns we might have compared to talking to them. Thank you for the comment, Stanely.

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  2. stanleyyeung

    Yes, I find that very often ESL learners are afraid of being judged or are just sensitive to any sort of marking criteria. Therefore, the best way is always to focus on what they are good at and tell them how they can improve themselves in a non-threatening manner. In this way, they’ll have the motivation and energy to continue learning no matter what level they are at. In fact, I used to be a former ESL learner and I can really understand how big of a role an ESL teacher can play in nurturing students to learn. I now do private tutoring in English as a part-time job but I also try to share my English learning experiences with my students through blogging, which I have just recently transferred to WordPress. Feel free to have a look and leave comments! 🙂

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