Learning a second language and being evaluated in it can be quite intimidating.
There are two parts to expressing competence: being competent and feeling competent.
Competent learners result from competent teachers. Competent teachers are planners who sequentially present relevant material. Competent teachers ensure that you:
As important as providing quality instruction is, supporting a student to feel comfortable using their new language is equally imperative. Because we help a student manage the way they feel about using their language, our students feel comfortable to take more risks, and challenge themselves outside the school. Our students often “come out of their shell”, and sign up for activities to socialize and grow in their second language.