María Bello - Online Language Tutor
My name is María Teresa Bello. I live in Chile.
First of all, i have a meeting to my students to know them. Then, my students are diagnosed to grammar, reading skill and finally they do an interview. According to that, I get basically the information about my students Spanish level and eventually I design a study plan for them. That is the first approach. After doing the diagnostic, students are able to understand what are they going to do. In other words, I tell them what are we going to do such as improve speaking, grammar, if they want any certification, and so on.
Context is crucial in the sense of communicating. I prepare material based on everyday life. I try to teach Spanish using everyday language. However, It depends on what the students need. When I teach Spanish as a Foreign Language, on a group, I use Task-Based Learning Approach and Communicative Approach, and when I work one to one, I focus on language, give my students feedback, speaking practice correct my students mistakes if i find out one. I provide feedback by the end of the lesson, because students need to be focus on, and feedback, in my personal opinion, does not have to interrupt when the students trying to communicating something.