Homework I’d say is important.
At home the student, the learner, discovers points he hadn’t seen in class. It is the time for setting what was learned at school.
The teacher will consider that the student has other school subjects, and so he won’t assign too much homework.
It is sound and sensible to re-read the texts the student has read in class. Slowly and at an easy atmosphere the student learns better, learns for life.
Exercises and drills are necessary too. They also set for example grammar patterns in the student’s memory.
Finally the student should have spare time for hobbies, playing soccer, strolling in natural environments, practice swimming, playing a musical instrument, carrying out chores at home… / Photo from: www abcteach com