Learning is a two way process and we can help our students to maximise their ESL experiences by facilitating learning how to learn.
Ask members of your class to make a short presentation of the school or higher education system in their country. The angle of this presentation is on their experience e.g. there was too much/ too little emphasis on written work, I enjoyed working independently on a project, the system directed me too much / too narrowly / too early.....
Other students contribute by making comparisons with their own systems and experiences. This is not only an informative session it can highlight different views and expectations re the course they are now on.
John F King
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