What to Do When Your Lesson is Over
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Complete the Lesson and Provide Feedback
Very shortly after your lesson’s end-time, you will receive an email or message that the class time should be up, and to please complete the lesson and provide feedback. This message should include a link to the lesson in question, along with the feedback and rating request. You should receive this message both on the internal Glotsalot messaging system, as well as in your email or sms inbox. The feedback and rating requested by this message is a tool that learners use to determine which teacher they want to take a class from, and that teachers use to see how they are doing. With that in mind, please take the time to complete each lesson yourself and provide feedback.
Schedule Future lessons
If you do not already have future lessons scheduled with the teacher, lesson completion is the perfect time to do so. There is a link at the bottom of the lesson completion message that will allow you to schedule your next lesson with this teacher. You can schedule one future lesson, or several future lessons at one time. Good teacher’s become popular quickly, which means they get busy. The best way to ensure that the teacher will be available at your desired window of time is to schedule well in advance, and schedule several lessons at one time.
Compile Study Materials
As mentioned in “How to Get the Most Out of Your Lessons,” if you asked the teacher to write down your new words and/or sentence patterns in the written chat portion of the video platform you used (along with their translation), you should have a list that you can copy and paste into a document or spreadsheet. The spreadsheets are usually better because they can translate for you using a built in translation formula like GoogleTranslate. As you take more classes these vocab lists will grow and you will have plenty of homework. If you’re into using flash cards, you can transfer the information to an online flashcard program like Anki, Quizlet, or Brainscape. You can rest assured, however, that you are learning the every day, high frequency vocab you need to move forward confidently on your language journey.
Once your materials have been compiled, review them often, and use this task to fill the extra learning time available to you between classes. Focus on committing to memory through repetition, the list of vocab that was identified as a result of your last class. If there is a word or sentence that you can’t figure out on your own or through the use of an online translator like Google Translate, another option is to just send a message the teacher or tutor that you had the class with, and ask them for clarification. Another great way to get review materials into your head is to endeavor to use your prior vocab in a sentence the next time you have a class.