Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through the new vocabulary on grocery shopping, practicing the pronunciation and then doing memorization drills. We also went through the vocabulary on the rooms in the house and furniture items, and I had the student describe the layout of her house in French, and then I described the layout of my house in French while she drew a diagram to test her comprehension. We finished up the last 15 minutes with more reading practice. She seems confident when it comes to listening, but she gets intimidated when I ask her to speak beyond short phrases, so the practice with her describing her house was really good and went well. As always, I will keep including activities like that that force her outside her comfort zone to speak in longer sentences."
"We wrote some more sentences based off of our vocab words, and I am impressed at how the students are getting much better at translation. I also brought the directions game back, and they did better this time than the last time we played."
"A first lesson is always an occasion to assess a student, so we worked on different grammar rules, the use of demonstratives, the right person, and the right verb. Then I made sure she can greet, talk about herself, and say what she likes. She understood things very quickly, which will allow us to go beyond basic things."
"A new set of verbs was learned. The student and I worked on the conjugation of -ir verbs. Then we did a vocab review. We worked on pronunciation and reviewed material from the previous session. Her pronunciation is improving."
"All three of us watch a court metrage (short French film) and discussed the film. The ladies were really engaged and loved the short film. Our discussion of the film centered around comprehension but also opinions. After discussing the film, the ladies and I did some short conversation using their French book. For our next session, I will send the ladies another video along with some guiding questions. Overall, great time, and I think the ladies are all making great progress!"
"Conversation was about setting up a French meetup group with fun activities and people who desire to learn new things, because we find the existing French meet up in our city quite repetitive. We had fun planning the potential events and look forward to speaking more French!"