How often can you improve oral communication skills in a language where you have some level quickly by identifying weak areas and working of them? (This could be the past tense or the most important strong verbs for example).
If so, is it easy for a teacher to work this way? What about doing an assessment?
Are there other methodologies that work particularly well for "inconsistent level" learners with a lot of practice?
Practically I want to improve my French, and I do not want to ask something impossible from the teacher :-)
Also, this is the reason I think private classes is best for me.
I want the maximum short-term improvement in spoken French related to resources put in.
Obviously this depends on how you came to the level you have. In my case it is a long time since I have attended French language classes. I have been slowly improving by being in a French-speaking environment since then. I can manage in French, but probably have a lot of basic errors. I think my French is probably quite different from somebody who has just taken a lot of classes for example.