It has been almost a month since the last post. My job has been keeping me up for it is the second year of the international high school when students are eager to obtain their preferrable TOEFL scores. Some of the students begin to worry about the exam, from my perspective, that’s beneficial. For one thing, it helps to be a bit nervrous to keep onself concentrated, secondly, the anxiety would spread and if properly diverted by the teacher, it can be taken advantage of.
I haven’t been able to find time for teaching research tasks, like I put before,I have been a down to the earth teacher for quite a priod of time, but still I would very much to share my observations of tutoring TOEFL so as to keep myself updated with everybody else.
During this much, I worked on tutoring the Conversation part of TOEFL listening, especially on the following two topics, namely course registration and course cancellation. I found flow chart is useful in preparing a student from a topic about which they have no ideas.
课程注册流程图： FLow chart for Course Registration
课程取消流程图： Flow chart for Course cancellation
By analyzing the flow chart, the student get well prepared for the listening, as a result, the decoding and responding of students have been shortened. But the detailed report of that relies on future statistic analysis.
As a whole there are three advantages of using flow chart in tutoring the conversation part.
Firstly, Flow Chart helps to organize the new vocabularies in a semantic content, or the new words would become seperated in different word lists and create a headache for the students to remember.
Secondly, Flow chart makes it easier to guide the student’s comprehension. Imagin a four minutes length listening comprehension being played three times in a period of class, half of the class time could have passed, with little comprehension achieved from students.
Thirdly, Flow chart can be developed into tools and activities to facilitate classroom teaching. For example, the next time, teacher may want to check on the student on the content. It is easy for the teacher to ask the student to recall the English content base on the flow chart. And students can be enticed to listen to the comprehension for many times if the process is made into a game in which the student should play the PPT in accordance with the flow of conversation.
Would like to hear more on Flow chart of lectures? Wait for the next post.