ESL Tutor Training Session 1

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ESL Tutor Training Session 1

To answer these questions, you need to remember what Lynne told you in the training session, and check the volunteer job description. Many questions have more than one right answer. You can re-take the quiz as many times as you like.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which services are offered at the ESL Center?
    • A. 

      One-to-one tutoring

    • B. 

      Conversation circles

    • C. 

      Citizenship application assistance

    • D. 

      Suggested links to on-line learning website for ESL

    • E. 

      ESL materials to check out and borrow

    • F. 

      Info for students about other language-learning opportunities in the area

  • 2. 
    Which groups are served by the various programs at ESL Center? (choose two)
    • A. 

      Adult immigrants

    • B. 

      High school students who are limited English speakers

    • C. 

      International visitors

    • D. 

      Native English speakers who need to get a GED

  • 3. 
    Which type of students are welcome in the conversation circles?
    • A. 

      International visitors

    • B. 

      International students, visiting scholars, and their spouses

    • C. 

      Immigrants

  • 4. 
    Which type of students can get a volunteer tutor?
    • A. 

      International visitors

    • B. 

      International students and visiting scholars

    • C. 

      Immigrants

  • 5. 
    How many sessions a week do volunteers generally teach?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 6. 
    About how long is a typical tutoring session?
    • A. 

      30 minutes

    • B. 

      1 hour

    • C. 

      2 hours

  • 7. 
    What level of education must students have in order to participate in the program?
    • A. 

      3 years of school

    • B. 

      A high school diploma

    • C. 

      9 years of school

    • D. 

      There are no minimum requirements

  • 8. 
    For how many months (minimum) do we ask you to stay with a student?
    • A. 

      12 months (or 3 semesters)

    • B. 

      9 months (or 2 semesters)

    • C. 

      6 months (or 1 semester)

    • D. 

      3 months

  • 9. 
    If you need to cancel a session with your student, you must:
    • A. 

      Contact Lynne (by phone or email)

    • B. 

      Contact the student directly--as early as you can

    • C. 

      Leave a note on the tutoring room door

  • 10. 
    You should contact Lynne if your student misses more than (how many) sessions without an explanation.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 11. 
    In order to teach English effectively, you must be able to speak your student's native language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Generally speaking, learning English means learning grammar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Our students already speak at least one language fluently (their native language). How does that effect their experience in learning a second language?
    • A. 

      What students already know in the first language can transfer to the second.

    • B. 

      Some of the rules of the first language will not work in the second language, and this can be hard to sort out.

  • 14. 
    Adults can sometimes find it more difficult to learn a new language because:
    • A. 

      They feel more intimidated about making mistakes (reluctant to take risks)

    • B. 

      They have fewer opportunities to learn language in a non-threatening and meaningful context

    • C. 

      They have many responsibilities and less time to devote to learning language

    • D. 

      They may be dealing with a good deal of stress (i.e. adjusting to a new culture and leaving family/friends behind) or trauma (experience as refugees)

  • 15. 
    Which of these things do tutors help students with at Jones Library?
    • A. 

      Basic literacy

    • B. 

      Citizenship

    • C. 

      Understanding US culture and institutions

    • D. 

      English speaking, listening, reading, & writing

    • E. 

      Basic computer skills

  • 16. 
    Effective language instruction for adults:
    • A. 

      Is active/participatory

    • B. 

      Focuses on what is relevant and practical (based on the student's life circumstances)

    • C. 

      Is carefully sequenced

    • D. 

      Is limited (to what the student can handle at the given moment)

    • E. 

      Requires careful adherence to a textbook

  • 17. 
    Your student knows no English at all. You are using a set of colored markers to teach the names for colors. In which order should you do each step? (hint: remember the Khmer lesson you experienced in the training) A. point to a marker and ask "what color?" B. say "blue" --wait for/encourage student to point to the blue marker (and continue with other colors) C. point to each marker and say the name of the color-- encourage student to repeat
    • A. 

      A, B, C

    • B. 

      B, C, A

    • C. 

      C, B, A

    • D. 

      B, A, C

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