Student’s Name: Sean (Jeoung Hyun)
Teacher’s Name: Cristina
Book's name: Teen Talk 2
Pages: 8-17(the pages that the student studied from January 21-31)
Levels of Proficiency
• Beginning – The student at this level struggles with his/her understanding; prerequisite and fundamental knowledge and or skills have not been acquired or developed adequately to aid understanding.
• Developing – The student at this level possesses the minimum knowledge and skills and core understandings, but needs help throughout the performance of authentic tasks.
• Approaching Proficiency – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings and with little guidance from the teacher and/or with some assistance from peers, can transfer these understandings through authentic performance tasks.
• Proficient – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings, and can transfer them independently through authentic performance tasks.
• Advanced – The student at this level exceeds the core requirements in terms of knowledge, skills and understandings, and can transfer them automatically and flexibly through authentic performance tasks.
Sean is participative and cooperative in class even though he seems sleepy all the time because of our early morning class. He doesn’t need much guidance from his teacher when he is answering the activities from the workbook that he has. His teacher also doesn’t need to correct the student that much.
Sean’s reading skill can be considered as Above Approaching Proficiency. This is because he reads well with proper intonation and pronunciation of words. Although there are still some words which are unfamiliar to the student. The student has a tendency to mumble whenever he doesn’t know how to read a particular word.
Sean’s comprehension skill can be considered as Above Approaching Proficiency. This is because his teacher doesn’t need to repeat the same instruction and questions twice whenever they’re having lessons. The student can also immediately understand the main idea of the passage that he has read and he can easily answer questions about the lesson.
SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION:
Sean’s speaking and pronunciation skills can be considered as Proficient. This is because the student can easily express what he wants to say using the English language. What I also like about him is, he has a good speaking voice. He sounds like a good English speaker. He pronounces words properly. He has a vast knowledge of English vocabulary as well.
His teacher is encouraging him to practice reading new and unfamiliar words during his free time. This can be done by taking notes of those words and then asking his teacher during class time how to properly pronounce them.
His teacher will still be introducing more conversational English and idiomatic expressions during class to enhance the student’s speaking skill. The teacher should use more ESL interactive materials to wake him up when's sleepy.