You speak to the the kids too slowly, they end up sounding like a goddamn Speak and Spell. And besides, what kind of measure is it if you can run at them with the language at only like quarter speed? I mean, I'm not advocating speaking as fast as you can, but. Also, give them time to respond. Jesus, don't ask a question and then ask again right away using different words. Make them feel comfortable with taking their time to get through the words.