ESL Tutor Training, Session 2

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ESL Tutor Training, Session 2 - Quiz

This quiz goes over info from the activities and handouts from the second training session. Some questions have more than one correct answer. You can take the quiz as many times as you like.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Visual learners: (choose 2 answers)
    • A. 

      Have a tendency to doodle

    • B. 

      Are good at making plans

    • C. 

      Have trouble with spelling

    • D. 

      Tend to be well coordinated

    • E. 

      Are particularly good at following lectures

  • 2. 
    If your student is an auditory learner, what type of activities would be especially helpful? (choose 3)
    • A. 

      Teaching phonics

    • B. 

      Using charts and diagrams

    • C. 

      Having the student "think out loud" (or demonstrating it yourself)

    • D. 

      Using dictionaries or puzzles

    • E. 

      Having the student spell or say syllables aloud

  • 3. 
    It would be appropriate to suggest that a student watch Sesame Street for learning English if he/she:
    • A. 

      Does not have much contact with English speakers

    • B. 

      is elderly and has very little education

    • C. 

      Has preschoolers at home

    • D. 

      Is anxious to put more time into learning English between tutoring sessions

  • 4. 
    Why is it hard for an immigrant student to practice speaking English with younger family members at home?
    • A. 

      Because it undermines his/her role as an authority figure

    • B. 

      Because kids don't have much time or patience for helping adults

    • C. 

      Because kids often cannot model English accurately themselves

  • 5. 
    What should you do if your student needs help with a problem that goes beyond language learning or "culture orientation," and you don't know what to do? (i.e. a legal/health/family problem, is being exploited or abused somehow, etc.)
    • A. 

      Tell the student that you are only an English teacher, not a social worker

    • B. 

      Check with Lynne to see if she has information or can make a referral that might help

    • C. 

      Ask to be placed with a student who is better able to concentrate on learning English

    • D. 

      Keep a journal of what's going on so that you can pass it on to the next tutor

  • 6. 
    Your student says things/does things that seem odd to you. It will definitely make him/her stick out in American society. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Tell the student that it's a bad idea

    • B. 

      Encourage your student to try to "fit in" better

    • C. 

      Ask your student how things work in his/her country, and tell about how it might work (or be perceived) differently here

  • 7. 
    In the course of your first few meetings with a student it's important to find out:
    • A. 

      How your student has studied English in the past

    • B. 

      What your student's goals are for learning English

    • C. 

      Where your student has strengths and weaknesses in each area of language (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc.)

  • 8. 
    If your student is having trouble understanding a word or expression that is fairly abstract, which of these strategies is likely to help you convey the idea? (choose two)
    • A. 

      Drawing a picture

    • B. 

      Acting it out

    • C. 

      Giving examples/telling stories

    • D. 

      Explaining what the opposite of the word/expression is

  • 9. 
    Your student thinks that something Americans do is strange/wrong. Which response would be most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Tell the student that it takes time to get used to new customs and ideas

    • B. 

      Ask the student why he/she thinks this, and have a discussion on difference between cultures

    • C. 

      Diplomatically explain why the thing that your student is describing is not at all "strange" or "wrong"

    • D. 

      Tell the student that customs from his/her country also seem strange/wrong to some people

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