Grading Language

A-Language Grading        

        Teaching   English   language   requires   you   to   be well-organized, demanding   at   times, but   most of all it requires you to respect your students, both as a group of people who   have a similar goal   to achieve and as an individuals who have got different needs and abilities.
          It is very important for an esol tutor to grade their language when tutoring, mainly because students represent different levels of English. Grading your language is to make it simpler and clear, it is the way of balancing it to help your students to develop their skills. It is particularly important with low level students, as there is a great lack of communication.
    Teachers grade their language in many different ways. Usually it is all about using simple vocabulary, but not simplistic or ungrammatical English e.g. instead of asking “would you mind telling me where about do you live?” you can use shorter “what is your address?” question. It means the same and makes it sound clear at the same time. Tutor should also be natural and use the body language, so if the students are not able to understand particular words or phrases, then at least the whole concept can be understood. It is also important to plan your classes and stick rather to one way, because using too many alternatives may be confusing.   Teachers also grade their language by giving instruction and making sure everything they say is understood. Good example for this would be avoiding the use of idiomatic expressions in classroom, as your higher level students may be able to process “do you follow” or “do you see” the lower level ones may have a problem with it, so in place of the examples above   “do you understand” will be much more suitable.   Additionally it is very helpful to use pictures and setting up activities, so students can practice and consolidate gained knowledge.

B-Language Selection
      I would select the following:
-Can I have?
- Give me…please?