A thoughtful and interesting post from a recent WordPress convertee. The author compares how she thinks her learners will improve their writing skills and how they think they will improve.
Teacher in Lala land
How I think my learners will improve their writing skills and how they think they will improve is a completely different story. I ask CCQs and ICQS, but I don’t really ask them much about how they think they can improve their English.
I had a CAE writing class the other day, the focus was on writing an essay. The students were asked to suggest ways they can improve their writing skills and in particular:
- grammar & spelling
- formal/informal language
- developing paragraphs
- linking words and linking sentences together
Now, before I move on to tell you what their answers were, I would like to tell you that my learners are C1 level learners, in their teens, and they have been taking English classes for quite some time now. They have written tons of essays and we have spent hours discussing what makes…
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