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IB German letter writing feedback

Give students AI feedback on their writing for an IB German essay assessment based on a rubric provided by the IB program.

Flint essay tutor submission example showing how the platform gives students immediate, AI-generated feedback based on an uploaded rubric.
Flint essay tutor submission example showing how the platform gives students immediate, AI-generated feedback based on an uploaded rubric.
Flint essay tutor submission example showing how the platform gives students immediate, AI-generated feedback based on an uploaded rubric.

Teaching goals

IB and AP exams place so much emphasis on writing ability but, for teachers, each extra writing practice means many additional hours of reading student responses and writing feedback. At no fault of the teacher, students are left waiting for the teacher to share suggestions for improvement and revision and can't immediately work on bettering their writing.

Giving relevant, quick, and personalized writing feedback to students has been a popular use case of Flint. Teachers have loved creating custom Flint tutors that have context on the essay topic and assessment rubric like the example shown here. Better yet, Flint can guide students in writing in 50+ different languages and, as shown in this example, can give feedback in a language different from the essay's language to ensure students fully understand the feedback they're receiving.

Learning objective:

CEFR Level: B2

IB German higher level students should write 450 to 600 words as an answer: You are currently spending an entire month in a country with a culture quite different from your own. You want to record the experience as it happens (the good and the bad) and how you feel about it so that you will always remember. Choose one of the text types: a) Blog, b) Editorial, c) Letter, explain how the opportunity came about, describe your experiences, compare the culture to your own and reflect on that impact that you feel it will have on you in the future.

Extra customization

By default, Flint auto-generated the comments language, the prompt, and the rubric all in German. This would make the AI interact with and give feedback to the students in German.

Screenshots showing the comment language, prompt, and grading rubric all in German.

To make sure students could understand the feedback, the teacher used the revise feature in Flint to change the comments and rubric to be in English.

Revision request stating "Give students comments and feedback in English and change the prompt to be in English."


Student experience

After the tutor has been created, we suggest trying it out with a couple of student writing examples to ensure it's giving feedback at the specificity and strictness levels desired. As for how to use this tutor with your class, there are two points in the essay writing process where this tutor could be useful.

  1. Draft review

With writing, there's a valid and present concern of AI being too helpful and generating writing for the student. To avoid fostering this behavior, this tutor could be made available to students after they have already submitted a draft and for purposes of gathering feedback on their existing writing only. Students can paste their draft into Flint, ask it specific questions, and prompt it for general feedback. You as the teacher can review how the students used AI to better their writing in the next draft.

You can even instruct students to ask the AI no more than 3-5 questions, emphasizing the need for them to be thoughtful and deliberate in how they use AI in their process.

  1. Draft creation

Flint's AI by nature is conversational, making for not only a great feedback explainer but also a great brainstorming partner. When using an assignment like this more for practice than assessment, students can write their drafts directly in Flint and even start off by having a conversation with the AI to set goals and expectations for their writing. The AI can walk students though how to get started, build out their ideas, and give insight into how the rubric will assess them—all in plain conversational English (or German).

Screenshot of example student conversation with the AI where the student doesn't know where to start and the AI outlines the step-by-step requirements.

Extra customization

By default, Flint auto-generated the comments language, the prompt, and the rubric all in German. This would make the AI interact with and give feedback to the students in German.

Screenshots showing the comment language, prompt, and grading rubric all in German.

To make sure students could understand the feedback, the teacher used the revise feature in Flint to change the comments and rubric to be in English.

Revision request stating "Give students comments and feedback in English and change the prompt to be in English."


World Languages

|

11th, 12th

IB German letter writing feedback

Give students AI feedback on their writing for an IB German essay assessment based on a rubric provided by the IB program.

Flint essay tutor submission example showing how the platform gives students immediate, AI-generated feedback based on an uploaded rubric.

Inputs

Learning objective:

IB German higher level students should write 450 to 600 words as an answer: You are currently spending an entire month in a country with a culture quite different from your own. You want to record the experience as it happens (the good and the bad) and how you feel about it so that you will always remember. Choose one of the text types: a) Blog, b) Editorial, c) Letter, explain how the opportunity came about, describe your experiences, compare the culture to your own and reflect on that impact that you feel it will have on you in the future.

Teaching goals

IB and AP exams place so much emphasis on writing ability but, for teachers, each extra writing practice means many additional hours of reading student responses and writing feedback. At no fault of the teacher, students are left waiting for the teacher to share suggestions for improvement and revision and can't immediately work on bettering their writing.

Giving relevant, quick, and personalized writing feedback to students has been a popular use case of Flint. Teachers have loved creating custom Flint tutors that have context on the essay topic and assessment rubric like the example shown here. Better yet, Flint can guide students in writing in 50+ different languages and, as shown in this example, can give feedback in a language different from the essay's language to ensure students fully understand the feedback they're receiving.

Extra customization

By default, Flint auto-generated the comments language, the prompt, and the rubric all in German. This would make the AI interact with and give feedback to the students in German.

Screenshots showing the comment language, prompt, and grading rubric all in German.

To make sure students could understand the feedback, the teacher used the revise feature in Flint to change the comments and rubric to be in English.

Revision request stating "Give students comments and feedback in English and change the prompt to be in English."


Student experience

After the tutor has been created, we suggest trying it out with a couple of student writing examples to ensure it's giving feedback at the specificity and strictness levels desired. As for how to use this tutor with your class, there are two points in the essay writing process where this tutor could be useful.

  1. Draft review

With writing, there's a valid and present concern of AI being too helpful and generating writing for the student. To avoid fostering this behavior, this tutor could be made available to students after they have already submitted a draft and for purposes of gathering feedback on their existing writing only. Students can paste their draft into Flint, ask it specific questions, and prompt it for general feedback. You as the teacher can review how the students used AI to better their writing in the next draft.

You can even instruct students to ask the AI no more than 3-5 questions, emphasizing the need for them to be thoughtful and deliberate in how they use AI in their process.

  1. Draft creation

Flint's AI by nature is conversational, making for not only a great feedback explainer but also a great brainstorming partner. When using an assignment like this more for practice than assessment, students can write their drafts directly in Flint and even start off by having a conversation with the AI to set goals and expectations for their writing. The AI can walk students though how to get started, build out their ideas, and give insight into how the rubric will assess them—all in plain conversational English (or German).

Screenshot of example student conversation with the AI where the student doesn't know where to start and the AI outlines the step-by-step requirements.

"I really like that Flint is giving feedback and lets you re-do your responses, incorporating the suggestions. I tried the chat in spoken Spanish, and the bot was able to roleplay and understand everything. It’s amazing how well it can keep asking deeper and deeper questions based on the initial prompt. This is such a revolutionary tool for language learning!"

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Sebastian Bartis

Spanish Teacher at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes

“Flint has become my new favorite tool both in and out of the classroom. I can have students engage in written or spoken conversations in French about the material we study in class. Flint supports me in implementing differentiated instruction because I can have students getting feedback on an assignment while the rest of the class is practicing their conversational skills.”

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Audrey Lamou

French teacher at St. George's

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