ESL Homework – What to set?
(WARNING – THE REST OF THIS POST IS A PLUG… NOT INTENTIONAL, IT’S JUST THAT SO MUCH OF I-LING’S WORK IS BASED ON REAL CLASROOM PROBLEMS (like schools not setting homework or providing a study plan) WE END UP COMING TO THE I-LING SOLOUTION. SORRY ABOUT THIS … STOP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE PLUGGED.)
Okay, my beautiful friends, Lynch was rattling on about homework… now I’ll tell you what you should set.
The truth is that if you’re in a decent school the onus isn’t on the teacher to set homework or create self study master plans. A good school hands each student all the materials he or she needs to reach fluency on the first day of the course and then you just have to push them down that path. Why in the name of God so few schools don’t have a school-wide homework strategy is beyond me; it’s not just common sense… it’s part of a schools moral obligation to provide an entire language soloution – not just a couple of hours of class.
As usual, I find myself in the embarrasing asituation of having to recomend an I-Ling product. But what else can I do… it’s the only place I’ve worked at where a student can get everything they need to study outside the class in one… package. 2 vocab books, 100 readings and listenings, loads of grammar exercises. Turn your students on to The Tools of fluency folks… I believe you can even earn a good commision.
Ciao. Love ya.