Esl Class Observation

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In this report, I will describe a teacher and her students in an observation I did in a 8th grade of Liceo de San Miguel in Desamparados which is known as a problematic high school due to constantly problems of drugs and alcohol in some of its students. The purpose of this report is to reflect on the teacher’s class organization strategies and class environment in relation with what I have learned in the class of Didactics 1 from the professor Jonnathan Elizondo in the U.I.A. Throughout this paper, a variety of organization techniques will be describe. In order to understand better the method that the teacher used during this observation; is it very important recall that Grammar Translation Method is one of the most
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After all these, in the English teacher’s classroom she asked her students if they had any doubts from previous chapter in order to be clear and ready for the test that her students were supposed to have the following week and nobody say a word. After that, the teacher goes over some vocabulary words that were in a reading passage of the workbook that they were using. All students exchanged language by comparing their answers with each other and checking their work by giving the correct translation in Spanish. Teacher tells students to write down the correct answers for the questions presented in their workbooks. Teacher told her students to look at some sings and draws provided in the workbook that talks about recycling. Then students work individually in those drawings and sings from the workbook in order to find out the meaning of each recycling sings. In the mean time, the teacher walks around the class to assist the other students for around 10 minutes basically translating any doubts or questions in the students’ native language. Teacher showed students a reading passage from the workbook about pollution and the effects in our planet and some students were sending text-messages to each other instead of doing their work. The teacher caught them and told them to turn them off and put away their cell phones. After that, the students continue working on the previous assignment mentioned above. A group of students did not seem to understand the
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