Before facing up a new class-group the teacher should learn some points about his new students, like social family neighborhood,
learning strategies they use,
level of English they have – I refer to their communicative competence, aptitudes concerning the four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing, personality,
their behavior and attention capability,
previous grammar and vocabulary knowledge, etc.
This has been inspired from Spanish scholar José Bernardo Carrasco.
The main premise, let’s remember, is we teach and help people to communicate with one another in English, French, etc. If we are in mid-academic-year approximately it can be nice to take these points into account and assess our students. / Photo from: Seattle-Learning-Center-Science seattlelearningcenter com