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CLASSROOM OBSERVATION REPORT

By Cecilia Mogollon Abreu

The observation was realized from May 19 until June 16, in the private school U.E

"Colegio Nueva Republica", in the 1st and 2nd-year of an English class, each class has

between 20 23 students and the teacher is Jhoan Moncada.

Execution/Methods

Unfortunately, the teacher did not have a variety of activities when he taught the

lesson; he asked for the students of the first-year class to go to the board to write

sentences in the simple present tense (do and does, interrogative, affirmative and

negative forms), personal pronouns and the adverbs of frequency. Also, in the second-

year class, he did it the same thing when he was explaining the future (will and going

to). In both classes, the teacher moved around the class and asked his students if they

understood the classroom and remind them the different rules of the simple present,

when the verbs are regular or irregular. The teacher already knew their names of his

students; he interacted with them and helped the ones who could not understand the

lesson. With the first-year class, he did a review of the simple present before the test in

order to help them to understand the auxiliaries and the verbs, and with his students of

2nd year, he did it using the future will, be going to and the present perfect tense. In both

classes, the teacher used repetitions during the classes when he introduced new

vocabulary to construct new clauses or sentences. The teacher during the lesson, he

explained it with examples so that the students could understand it, but he did not use

any illustrations or flash cards. Even though the teacher did not have other strategies or

techniques to give the lessons, so he only used an English book to explain the lessons
such as adverbs of frequency, in this case, he explained the structure of each adverb and

applied examples in the real context of his students and their personal experiences, and

for example I always eat arepas, also when the students participated in the class, some

of them pronounced badly the vocabulary and wrote a lot of mistakes like sentences in

third person in singular they used first person in the singular, especially their mistakes

when they wrote the verbs, or the personal pronouns and the teacher always corrected

and repeated until they could understand that they have to apply the rules gave by him.

In both classes, there were not any changes in the way to teach the lessons.

If I were the teacher, I would use more strategies or techniques like role-plays,

songs, creative writing, lectures to help them to improve their skills (listening, speaking,

writing, and reading) even the technology (videos, educative games) in order to

reinforce the students learning. I could not use the same approach because the students

get bored and they do not want to learn. They want something new, something

enthusiastic, which motivates them to want to learn the language.