Xinyi Chen

    Q1:What information do teachers need to know about their learners to prepare good lessons? (e.g. age, nationality, etc.)

    The name, age, gender, nationality, the previous English learning experience, the English level, the reasons why they want to learn English

    Q2:Why is it important for teachers to know about their learners’ characteristics and needs?

    To some extent, first, characteristics and needs may influence the preparation before class, for example, what are the better and suitable teaching method will apply in this class? Second,  learners’ characteristics will influence interactions between teachers and other learners in class. Third, the needs are the motivations that encourage learners to come to learn, therefore, it is significant to cater to these needs to protect their motivation and encouragement.

    Q3:How can teachers find out about their learners?

    1. Discuss with learners. 2. if learns are too young, it is essential to discuss with their parents. 3. observation in the informal learning after class