Effective EFL Teachers

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This dimension focuses on the extent to which an effective EFL teacher is aware that students have acquired knowledge and skills in a way that allows them to demonstrate success. It is more than merely testing students and more than simply measuring achievement. Effective EFL teachers constantly monitor and collect evidence of students' comprehension (Stephenson, 2001; Rubio, 2009; Koutrouba, et al, 2012). They continually interact with students to track students learning, adjust instruction as appropriate to meet students' needs, and keep students, parents and school personnel informed of students' achievement. Stronge (2010: 95) states that monitoring students' progress can be defined as "the practice that helps teachers use students' performance …show more content…
The effective EFL teachers search for gains in learning, gaps in knowledge, and areas of misunderstanding through their daily work with students. In addition, effective EFL teachers encourage students to judge the success of their own work and to set targets for improvement for themselves (Celik, et al, 2013). They also offer critical and supportive feedback to students (Chen & Lin, 2009). It has been indicated by Rubio (2009) that assessment can be an effective learning process. Effective EFL teachers encourage students to take greater responsibility for their own learning. They also make sure that their students know what the objectives of the learning program are and understand how these objectives will be assessed. Effective EFL teachers help students to know whether they are on the right path to achieving success and be actively involved in evaluating their own leaning. Furthermore, assessment techniques that are clearly related to course objectives and a fair and objective evaluation of learning are vital skill that EFL teachers employ to achieve …show more content…
Any expression or gesture an effective EFL teacher use with or without oral feedback that indicates how students are performing in class is considered a visual feedback. A smile or thumbs up are forms of visual feedback. Wong and Wong (2004) indicate that when using visual feedback could save teachers time when working through an activity quickly. During lessons, effective EFL teachers use a lot of oral feedback to keep students informed of how they are doing. Olivia and Pawles (2008) assert that it is easy to include oral feedback in every stage of your lesson. Effective EFL teachers provide students oral feedback to correct mistakes, answer questions, or praise performance to facilitate language development. Effective EFL teachers often give students written feedback on homework, assignments, exams, and at the end of the course. Written feedback represents great opportunity for effective EFL teachers to point out what students did well and what areas they still need to work on. Effective EFL teachers make sure that students are provided with some suggestions of what they could do to improve their

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