sábado, 9 de noviembre de 2013

Quiz: Are You A Good Language Learner?

Are you a Good Language Learner?

1.  Do you like working
a.  with other learners in pairs or groups? 
b.  on your own/alone?                
2.  During the lesson, are you usually  
a.  relaxed and comfortable?
b.  anxious and uncomfortable?            
3.  While speaking English, are you
a.  confident and relaxed?   
b.  inhibited & shy?             
4.Do you
a.  look for opportunities to use English in and out of class? or
b.  forget all about English when you leave school?     
 5. Do you
a.  prefer not to wory about grammar rules? or
b.  worry about grammar so much that you can’t speak?      
 6. Do you
a.  Keep a well-organised notebook from which you can revise easily? or
b.  often have to ask your friends for their notes?    
7.  Are you
a.  Aware of your own mistakes? or
b.  Unaware of your mistakes ?      
8.  Are you
a.  Able to notice others’ mistakes? or
b.  unable to spot them?              
9. Do you feel
a.  relaxed about making mistakes? or
b.  worried about making mistakes?        
 10. Do you
a.  recognise similarities and differences in language or
b.  is this difficult  for you?         
11. Do you learn better 
a.   by seeing words and pictures or
b.  by  listening to the language or is this a mystery to you
 12. How do you feel about learning English?
a.  You enjoy it  
b.  You hate  it
13.   Do you 
a.  enjoy participating in classroom activities or
b.  do you prefer to just watch and listen?        
14.   Do you prefer
a.  challenging activities or
b.  easier activities?      
15.   Do you prefer to
a.  experiment with language or
b.  repeat only sentences you were taught?         
16.   Are you 
a.  prepared to take risks or
b.  do you avoid  risks and prefer to be safe?       
17.   Are you 
a.  prepared to be playful and not serious or
b.  are you afraid of appearing foolish?            
18.   To understand a message do you feel
a.  Comfortable if you don’t know all the words or
b.  Uncomfortable unless you know all the words
19.    Do you attempt to communicate orally
a.  even if you don’t know every single word, or
b.  only when know all the words  
20.   Do you 
a.  feel comfortable in your new class or
b.  miss your previous teacher and fellow students?         
21.Are your feeling towards native English speakers
a.  a.positive?
b.  negative?
22.    Are you
a.  an adolescent/adult or
b.  a younger or very young learner?     
23.   Do you know if you are
 a. an analytical learner or 
 b. not sure of what type of learner you are?         
24.   Are you better at
a. listening orb. reading? 

Your Score

Quite obviously, the more  a answers you have managed to collect, the closer you tend to be to the ideal profile of the Good Language Learner. Most Good Language Learners average a score of about 70%.  If you have scored more than 90%, well then, you are a rare creature indeed!

If you did not score high

If your score is less than the Good Learner average, identify the areas of difficulty and plan a course of action for yourself.
For instance, if you answered B for Question 23, make it a point of training yourself to be a better listener by listening to more tapes, switching regularly to watching English speaking TV  channels, You Tube videos and films, listening to TED talks on topics of interest.

Idea copied from Marisa Constantinides´s blog; TEFL Matters

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