Are you measuring your Progress on a quarterly basis? This is vital especially if you’re studying Arabic privately with a private tutor. You need to know how well you’re doing and have set goals for weaknesses you need to work on. The biggest trap with private tuition is the amount of lessons you do just drag on. You end up looking back counting the number of lessons and either you’re not sure if you’re progressing or you feel you are progressing very slowly. What’s a simple solution Make Goals. I mentioned previously each lesson you have should have a goal clearly outlined by the teacher at the beginning. But you need to have a progress report too. Otherwise how will you know how well you’re doing?
Below is a sample I use for my students. Notice the personal targets for improvement section involves focusing on improving all four language skills as opposed to focussing on one or two. Finally a date must be set for the next review.In the next review the teacher should see if you have achieved the targets they set in the personal targets section.
If this does not happen during private tuition then you run the risk of spending months and months feeling like you’re just turning up to lessons without feeling like you’re progressing.
Please feel free to copy paste and create your own progress report and give to your teacher to fill up if they do not use one.
Student progress report
Name Of Student:
|Development Listening Skills:|
|Development of Writing using grammar, balagha, expressions:|
|Development Of Reading :|
|Development Of Speaking (using grammar, pronunciation, fluency:
Development of grammar:
Development of Balagha:
Written exam (out of x marks)
Oral/reading assessment(out of x marks)
Listening assessment (out of x marks)
Teacher assessment (out of x marks)
Personal Targets For Improvement (Example below)
- Making it a habit to listen every day for 3o mins.
- Go on to Arabic speaking websites and speak to either arabs or people learning Arabic.(once a week)
- Daily Read 30 minutes Arabic material of your choice talk about it in class
- 30 minutes a week engaged in create writing (short story) (essay)
Date of next review:
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