Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Teaching in Japan - 3年生 interview tests

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Myargonauts Jason's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Myargonauts Jason's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Myargonauts Jason's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Mar 5, 2009

**Filmed after the school day had ended in my own spare time. The two students helping were 9th graders, and had no club activity, so they agreed to stay a little extra and help me film this vlog.**

An example of the short interview test I gave each of my 9th graders about two weeks ago.

They have about 100 or so questions that they study - basic conversation stuff - and I pull random questions from the list and ask each of them about 10-15 of them.

It can go quickly, if the student is like the one in this video - well prepared and able to understand each question - or it can be painfully slow if the student constantly needs me to prompt them in Japanese or they simply stare at me in silence.

It's a great way to meet all your students if you're a new ALT - you can put a name with the face and learn a little about them - I ask if they like music, can they play the piano, what kind of food do they like - all kinds of fun stuff.

Yui did very well in this video, but she had already answered the same basic questions earlier in the day. We ask that they give full-sentence answers - so for example when I asked, "Which is larger, China or America?" She just answered "America." She should have said something like "I think America is larger than China." But overall I would have given her an A based on this interview.

I'm only allowed to give as low as a C to my kids - no one "fails" altho I give very few Cs - most of my kids do just fine since they are all very comfortable speaking to me since I've been their teacher for 4+ years now.

Hope you found this interesting.

-Jason

  • Category

  • License

    Standard YouTube License

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Advertisement
Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to