Modals and Passive Voice - What are modal auxiliary verbs?


This video focuses on modal auxiliary verbs. The words "might", "could" and "must" are modal auxiliary verbs. These verbs express the speaker's feeling or attitude towards the particular verb following the modal.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit emphasize the importance of test and student evaluation. There are several ways to evaluate student's language level. Usually through the use of tutorials, student's self evaluation, and test. Tutorial is usually prepared at the end of the week for reviewing the class progress, discussing the class goals, how well the student performed, and seek out any issues or feedback to improve the learning experience. Evaluation by the student can be helpful in determining whether the class sufficiently provides enough materials for study, does it meet their intended goals, is the provided work well-balance? These feedback can be used to improve future learning experience. This also allows the student to provide real and honest communication, as well as information that could help the teacher to perform better in the future. Test can be designed for several purposes. Placement test and diagnostic test are given at the start of the course to determine their language level. Placement test is meant to place a group of similarly leveled students together, and diagnostic test is meant to uncover what are the strengths and weaknesses of the students. Progress tests are given periodically to check the student's language progression. The test varied from weekly, monthly, term or after a certain amount of covered topics. The progress test often decided by the school, but I think you can arrange more as you see fit. Practice tests are made to follow the format and structure of an external examination. I personally think these test are only given if the student ask for it, or by the school demands. I think all of the mentioned methods to evaluate students are equally valuable. A tutorials can be arrange if there are enough time to cover. We can also arrange for student's self evaluation for further feedback every now and then. Since progress test could be determined by the school, we can also arrange for a lite version of the test by weekly. The combination of these methods can be arranged accordingly by the teacher to achieve an optimal result.

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