Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed the student's writing exercises for Lesson 14 and completed the corresponding listening exercises. Then we had a short quiz on Lesson 14 and she did very well. I then had her review the concepts covered in Lesson 15 for me, and I checked her writing exercises, which were stellar. We then began the listening exercises but didn't quite finish, so we will complete those next week before having another short quiz and moving on to Lesson 16."
"The main thing we worked on was a listening assignment. Some are just the right level for the student and some include words he hasn't learned yet."
"We started out the lesson by going over the differences between the expressions "qu'est-ce que," "est-ce que," "qu'est-ce que c'est" and "est-ce que c'est," and the words "ce" and "ca." Then we moved on to the conjugations of the irregular verbs "faire," "avoir" and "vouloir," and practiced asking and answering questions using them (e.g. "qu'est-ce que tu fais ce weekend/cet ete?"; "qu'est-ce que tu vas faire?"; "J'ai des verres. Tu veux boire un coup?"). Homework is to practice writing sentences using the conjugations we introduced, and then move to the next unit in "Allons-y" on material possessions."