a) Make notes on the kind of activities used, the nature of student involvement, balance of student doing things andteacher doing things
The activities are very good, they do listening activities , where theymust do the same as a teacher should do, with a song activity. They actually do the book’s activities and everybody has toparticipate reading the instrucctions.Apart form the book activities they are given extra material in orderto reinforce the content.
b) Describe the resources used and the materials availablewithin the school. How are the resources used in theclassroom?
The teacher uses her computer for doing the listening activities, but itis almost impossible to use the proyector owing to the fact that it isnot in a good shape and the room’s light is not the most appropiate.I Know that there is computation’s room , but it is not big enough forthe whole group so they never go.In the library there is no material available for the students, they justhave the books which are given by the goverment and they are old,and it is almost impossible to work there because everything isuntidy.Some students bring their dicctionary, but the majority of them haveto ask to the teacher or me for the meaning of some words.
Task 2: Student ´s learning
In this second observation task, you should focus on the things that helpto create conditions for
and on the aspects that playa part in
preventing learning.1.The learners
How motivated are the learners? Why? To what extent are theytaking part in their own learning? To what extent are theyexpecting the teacher to do the work for them?Fortunately the majority of the students are motivated, some of them know english, so they do not need to be so focused in theclass, although they do. The group is quite good, but there arestudents who are hyperactive so they are talking, but the teachermakes to participate so they obey. The teacher motivates the students asking, all the time thingsrelated to the topic, make them to do activities with the students’interests and she in general has a good treat, so they do not feelfear of participating. The students are talking all the time but, they know that they mustpay attention, and do the tasks and they do. I have observed thatthey like to learn and when they are congratulated they feel glad.