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S1. What can I study on this website?
What can I study on this website?
S2. How do I start using this website to prepare for class?
How do I start using this website to prepare for class?
S3. What lessons should I do before class?
What lessons should I do before class?
S4. How can I organize my preparation tasks?
How can I organize my preparation tasks?
S5. Why is it important for me to prepare for class?
Why is it important for me to prepare for class?
What is feedback?
S7. Why is feedback important?
Why is feedback important?
S8. Why is it important to request feedback?
Why is it important to request feedback?
S9. What should I do when I get feedback from my teacher?
What should I do when I get feedback from my teacher?
It is up to you how you receive feedback because I don't make the rules. However, if you have prepared for a task and requested feedback, it is important for you to have a positive attitude when you recieve it.
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S10. What do I study with my teacher in class?
What do I study with my teacher in class?
S11. How long is each live class?
How long is each live class?
The Preparation Feedback
stage is the link between what you do before you come to class and what you do during your live class. At this stage you
-introduce yourself to your teacher and build a friendly relationship with him or her
-ask your teacher questions about any reps that you had trouble with (you find reps at the end of each online preparation lesson)
-practice with checkpoints that your teacher selects from your online preparation (you find checkpoints at the end of each online preparation lesson)
Before you go on to the next stage, you should take one minute to think and further organize your thoughts towards the training session.
In the Training Session
, you practice the language that you studied prior to attending this live class. At this stage you
-use assessment tasks that you have selected during your online preparation (you find assessment tasks at the end of each lesson)
-develop language skills that you have thought about before coming to class
-receive feedback from your teacher with a positive attitude
The Assessment Feedback
Stage is the last part of the live class. The live class will conclude after this stage. In this final part you
-receive a filled out copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet from your teacher
-discuss with your teacher any questions that you have about the training session
-ask you teacher how to better prepare for your next live class
The main purpose of the Preparation Feedback
stage is to direct the focus of your student towards the training session which follows. At this stage you
-make sure your student is familiar with the format of this live class and what they will do at each stage
-answer questions about any reps that your student had trouble with
-focus on meaning, form and pronunciation of checkpoints that you feel would benefit your student most in the training session
Before you go on to the next stage, give your student one minute to think and organize their thoughts to further prepare for the training session.
During the Training Session
, you help your student develop their skills and provide focused feedback to the tasks that you give them. At this stage you
-run through assessment tasks that your student has selected during their preparation (you plan this before the class)
-patiently observe and listen to your student and provide feedback based on the training session feedback comments (you can see these in your teacher notes)
-facilitate in a way that helps your student focus on improvement and development as opposed to receiving new input
It is important to make a clear transition from the previous stage to this Assessment Feedback section of the live class. How you do this is up to you. At this stage you
-provide your student with a filled out copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet including comments and suggestions for improvement
-briefly answer any questions your student has about their training session
-make your schedule for the next class and collect payment (if appropriate) for this class
-encourage the student to thank and support the proprietor if you study in a cafe or any other place of business
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S12. What should I do before my first class?
What should I do before my first class?
Complete and submit every lesson in this module. Find your own teacher. Arrange your own schedule for the live class with that teacher. Pay your teacher directly. Your teacher will follow the A Mark 30 Live Class model when you meet for your class.
Complete and submit Lessons 1a to 1e, study your feedback and organize your thoughts towards the training session. This is not optional. It is necessary.
2. Fill out and bring a copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet before you come to class (review your feedack page to help you remember which reps, checkpoints and assessments you would like your teacher to help you with).
3. Arrive for your live class on time.
4. Take your live class following the A Mark 30 Live Class model below.
5. Thank the proprietor or support the cafe for the use of their space, which will improve the atmosphere of your classes there.
Fill out and bring a copy of the PFT Assessment Sheet
before you come to class (find information about your student on their feedback page that you access from your class list).
2. Study your teacher notes paying special attention to the reps, checkpoints and assessment tasks that your student has requested a focus on.
3. Make a decision about the best way to help your student during your own preparation.
4. Your student expects you to follow the A Mark 30 Live Class model below.
5. Thank the proprietor or support the cafe for the use of a table in their place of business, which is their livelihood.
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S13. Where do I apply for the 3 Day Trial for the full IELTS Speaking course?
Where do I apply for the 3 Day Trial for the full IELTS Speaking course?
S14. Where do I get a free access code?
Where do I get a free access code?
S15. How do I connect my PFT Account to the A Mark website?
How do I connect my PFT Account to the A Mark website?
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