Hongjian Shao

    1.What information do teachers need to know about their learners to prepare a good lesson?

    age, learning style(or which way of learning do they prefer), level of languages, language learning experience

    2.Why is it important for teachers to know about their learner’s characteristics and needs?

    The characteristics of learners will influence the content and the way of teaching. for example, teachers decide their teaching material and activities according to different age group and the level of languages; teachers adjust their teaching methods according to learners preference (e.g. visual, auditory, learn individually or learn in a group)

    3.How can teachers find out about their learners?

    Teachers can ask learners relevant information directly, learn about learners from the feedback in class or homework, be a careful observer, observe which teaching method learners are more interested in.