Consistent, constructive feedback is essential to improving any skill, and language learning is no different.

However, correction is one area in particular where different students benefit from different approaches. Some students want no corrections at all! We have to adapt our methods to the student we have in front of us.

In addition, in a group setting you might deal with corrections in a different way than one-on-one.

  1. Just before this clip, Carlotta had pronounced ‘resume’ (CV) like ‘resume’ (restart something). Rather than make a big deal out of it, Adam simply asked her a question, drawing particular attention to the pronunciation. She then used the key word in her response a couple of times with the correct pronunciation, gently correcting a small problem with no big fuss.