Friday, June 22, 2007

Meeting ESL Students Once a Week

Well, today I met with a new student for our initial assessment meeting. She is a very advanced ESL student. She wants to improve her speaking skills and writing skills, as well as learn idioms and how to make small talk; AND she wants to sound like a native speaker. A pretty full plate.

And guess how often she wants to meet and how many times per week? Once a week for one hour. I gave my warnings, but this is what she wants to try. I sometimes wonder if I should refuse students who can only commit to one hour per week. Being self-employed, it's probably not a good idea. But to do justice to the student, I do my best to inform them of the progress they can expect with only one hour of instruction and practice per week.


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