Feedback about Student Conversations

In participating sections, TalkAbroad conversation partners provide feedback to professors about student conversations. This makes it simpler for professors to identify conversations to be checked more closely so they can support learners better.

The feedback provided is not to be interpreted as a score or a performance evaluation, and it is not recommended that programs use the feedback to be critical of student performance. Rather, we hope that this feedback serves as one very useful data point among many that help professors as they guide learners.

Who can participate?

To participate, this feature must be activated in a section by TalkAbroad. Please contact for more information.

How does it work?

TalkAbroad trains its conversation partners to give feedback about each conversation. Once the feedback is provided, it will appear in the account of the learner’s professor along with the other conversation information.

What feedback will professors see?

For each conversation the feedback will indicate one of the following:

  1. The student struggled and could use more structure, better preparation, and/or a shorter conversation.
  2. The student had an excellent learning experience.
  3. The student could be challenged more with harder topics and/or a longer conversation.

Note that learners will not see this feedback; it will only be visible to professors.