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Past and Present

Speaking about past and present - whether its unique experiences or theory - is beneficial for students to get used to a variety of tenses.  It also strengthens their understanding of the differences and time relationships between the past simple, present perfect (continuous), and present simple tenses.  It can be fun way to start practising language conversation. 


Learning Evolution

Students have own learning styles and paces.  It is important to be realistic about learning outcomes but also strive to have students challenge themselves so they can learn more. You a learning coach to them and can make a great impact on their language learning.


Creating Goals and Learning Plans

Creating clear and effective learning plans with your students will be helpful in the learning journeys. Here are some tips:

1. Setting goal(s). Create clear and specific goals with your students.  For example, improving communication skills for a presentation or an interview.

2. Analyzing the goal and creating sub-goals.  When the main goal is achieve, create sub-sub-goals that can help the student achieve the goal.   For example, encourage the student to expand their vocabulary and practice the usage of words. 

3. Achieve early successes.   Giving encouragement and feedback to the student can provide positive conditions for the student to practice and study more.  It also enable students to build confidence so they can try to achieve more learning outcomes.  Likewise, providing continuous feedback can showcase areas where the student needs to improve on, so they can learn effectively. 

4. Practice daily.  Encourage the student to practice communication (whether it’s grammar, pronunciation, reading or vocalizing their words) every day.  This can keep the content fresh in mind and re-instills the learning goals and outcomes to be achieved.  It can be a few minutes to a few hours each day.