CLASSROOM OBSERVATION CHECKLIST Instructions: During or after the class you have observed, rate the following statements

, according to how accurately they describe what went on. 1 – Not at all Totally 2 – Marginally 3 - Neutral 4 – Rather well 5-

1. There were no cultural misunderstandings 2. The class understood what was wanted at all times. 3. Every student was involved at some point. 4. All students were interested in the lesson. 5. The teacher carried out comprehension checks. 6. Materials and learning activities were appropriate. 7. Student groupings were appropriate and considered. 8. The class atmosphere was positive, happy. 9. The pacing was appropriate. 10. There was lots of change, the lesson wasn’t boring. 11. The teacher didn’t talk too much. 12. Error correction and feedback was appropriate, helpful. 13. There was “real” communication between teacher and students. 14. The teacher’s skill in organization, planning was evident. 15. There was opportunity for controlled practice. 16. General classroom management was good. 17. The classroom was prepared ahead and work exhibited. 18. The lesson allowed for a variety of learning styles. 19. General impression. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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*Adapted from an RSA checklist Nunan, D., (1988), Evaluation and Teacher Development, The Learner Centered Curriculum, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

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