italki Quiz - Content Ideas & Suggestions

Our students have spoken!

We have listened to our students’ wants and needs and they were loud and clear: quizzes! 

So, we've made a list of possible quiz topics to inspire and help you create interesting quizzes.

Here at italki, we do more than just publishing your quizzes: we’ll share them on social media, newsletters and blogs, always linking back to your teaching profile.

1. Learning [Language] for Business

Since many students are studying a language specifically to improve their career or job opportunities, a quiz about using a language in a business context will not only be helpful for self-evaluation, but highlight important areas for improvement. These students will see that you can provide important advice and insights to help them advance their career, which will make them more confident in requesting a lesson from you.

Specific topics

Here are just a few sample topics:

  • Things to say or to avoid saying in certain settings
  • Ways to greet or address others in a formal business setting
  • Terms or vocabulary that are specific to a certain job or field of work
  • Respectful ways to get or give information
  • Important things to know about cross-cultural communication

Examples of titles

These will not only grab potential students' attention, it will also help you focus your quiz on a very specific facet of a particular topic.

  • Things You Shouldn't Say During A Meeting
  • Business Greetings For Your First Day Of Work
  • Phrases You’ll Need For A Job In Finance
  • Words You Should Know For Your Next Presentation
  • What Does Your Boss Really Mean When He Says … ?
  • Things That You Might Hear At The Office
  • etc

2. Assessment and/or Recommendation

Lots of students really want to learn, but they aren’t sure how to start!  Ask them about themselves and their study habits, and then you can use your own experience to make good recommendations for those who need some advice!

Specific topics

These are here to guide you in the right direction:

  • common methods of learning
  • common mistakes made when learning a language
  • common difficulties faced when learning a language
  • etc

Examples of titles

These will not only grab potential students' attention, it will also help you focus your quiz on a very specific facet of a particular topic.

  • What Language Should You Learn?
  • Are You A Visual Learner?
  • What Kind Of Russian Films Should You Watch?
  • etc

3. Formal Language Skills

These are quizzes especially for traditional students who are practicing vocabulary, grammar, and all the other things they’ll need for their next exam.

Specific topics

These are here to guide you in the right direction:

  • Reading Comprehension or translation
  • Vocabulary,  Grammar, or Punctuation
  • Interesting linguistic facts about a language
  • etc

Examples of titles

These will not only grab potential students' attention, it will also help you focus your quiz on a very specific facet of a particular topic.

  • Have You Mastered French Punctuation?
  • What Would You Do To Master English Conditionals?
  • Test Your Skills In The Spanish Subjunctive
  • How’s Your IPA?
  • For Advanced Learners: Try These C2-level German Translations
  • How Well Do You Know The Cheat Sheet To German Grammar Cases
  • 6 Words To Define Happiness/Sadness/Love In {LANGUAGE}

For example: "10 Phrases From The Basque Country" will attract Spanish students who will try their hand at your quiz and then take a look at your teacher profile.

4. [learninglanguage] Culture

These quizzes should focus on an aspect of a country’s culture or the way that locals really use the language. Students taking these quizzes will see that you can provide valuable information that they could only learn from locals.

Specific topics

These are here to guide you in the right direction:

  • How much do you know about [learninglanguage] traditions?
  • How well do you know [city, region, or country]
  • Can you understand local [language] slang or idioms?
  • Pop culture like tv or film references
  • Language learning from History, Art, or Literature
  • etc

Examples of titles

These will not only grab potential students' attention, it will also help you focus your quiz on a very specific facet of a particular topic.

  • Phrases From {TV SHOW} That Will Help You Learn {LANGUAGE}
  • Learn {LANGUAGE} Vocabulary
  • Native Speaker Expressions That Are Not In Your English Textbook
  • Words That Have Different Meanings Than Their Literal Translations In {LANGUAGE}
  • 10 Slang Expressions You Can Use In Spain
  • etc

Make sure your quiz centers around one of these ideas and doesn’t try to encompass them all; quizzes that are too general can easily become boring, but quizzes that are about a specific topic can have a lot of fascinating details! The quiz should contain valuable information that language learners might not be able to find easily, and present it in a fun format. For examples of quizzes that have been published by italki, please check this page.

If you would like to write about one of these subjects, just submit your quiz idea by following our submission process. Of course these are just suggestions, so  if you have a new idea that you want to tell us about, we would be glad to take a look!

 

Hope to hear from you soon!



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